According to Tuttosport, goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma has only ten games left with AC Milan before he leaves in the summer.
Wanted by PSG, Real Madrid and most of Europe’s elite – including rivals Juventus – the goalkeeper has turned heads with his mature displays and spectacular saves since taking over (as a 16-year-old) from Diego Lopez two seasons ago.
The Turinese paper claims that the young goalkeeper won’t stay, and that today’s Derby with Inter will be his last.
The 19-year-old has constantly been linked to a departure, as his agent Mino Raiola recrntly had this to say about the best young goalkeeper in world football:
“If it were for me, Gigio would have to leave Milan. Where? Abroad or in Italy, I won’t exclude anything.”
Considering how some of Raiola’s clients have secured big-money deals, the Italy No.1 looks to be the next domino in line.
The 19-year-old was even turned on by his own club’s supporters over his alleged lack of loyalty and perceived greed and yet, in spite of a rocky period during last summer’s European Under-21 Championship in Poland, he has held firm to re-establish himself as the best young goalkeeper in the world by helping a resurgent Rossoneri move back into contention for a top-four finish in Serie A.
“At the beginning, he had, on his side, the carefree nature of a 16-year-old,” former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia Amelia told Goal, just a day after Donnarumma finished runner-up in the 2018 NxGn which lists the 50 best teenagers in the world born 1999 or later.
“Today, at just 19, he also has the experience and a good maturity.
“Let us not forget that for some time now he is living with the weight of the incredible pressure linked to his future and the rumours concerning him. None of us at that age, Buffon included, were carrying that huge boulder.
“So, for his age, experience and characteristics, Gigio remains a unique player.
“The ability to withstand and manage pressure is essential. Taking into account all that gravitates around him, he is showing maturity and balance.
“And if AC Milan are still in the race for top positions it is also thanks to his saves.”