Man Utd Identified £119m Record-breaker as a Replacement for Superstar
MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports in Italy.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe and the 17-year-old has already established himself as AC Milan’s No 1.
The 6ft4 starlet is currently one of the most talked about young players in European football and has broken records already in his fledgling career.
Indeed, the teenager is the youngest goalkeeper to ever feature in Serie A and holds the same record for the Italian national team.
Donnarumma has been compared to long-serving Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and is reportedly on Juventus’ radar as a long-term replacement for the 38-year-old.
However, Milan are also said to be fearful of an offer from Manchester United who have reportedly been tracking Donnarumma for some time.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claims United see the young goalkeeper as a potential replacement for David De Gea.
Real Madrid are said to be keen to sign the Red Devils’ shot-stopper as Zinedine Zidane looks to replace Keylor Navas.
And United would reportedly be in the driving seat to sign Donnarumma due to the club’s strong ties with agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola represents Donnarumma as well as United trio Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, it’s won’t be an easy task for Manchester club to persuade Rossoneri sell the teenage treasure, as back in 2015 the super agent has claimed that his client is worth in the region of £119m.
“I’d compare him to a [piece by Italian artist Amedeo] Modigliani.
“He’s worth €170million (£119m) and has a great future. He’s an extraordinary kid and everyone loves him. He’s already a little champion but he can become a great one.”
All three deals were completed successfully last summer which bodes well for any future deal for the AC Milan goalkeeper.
Donnarumma is under contract at the San Siro until June 2018.