Manchester United are ready to break the bank to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to Old Trafford.
The young Shot-stopper, also a potential target for La Liga giants Barcelona, has certainly enjoyed a meteoric rise since emerging as a youth academy prospect at Milan, ousting former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the process. He became the youngest player to debut in a top-flight Italian league match when he made his Serie A debut last October against Sassuolo. In his professional debut, Donnarumma made one good save but bagged a 100% claim success rate and was also accurate with 91% successfully distributed balls.
16-year-old Donnarumma’s impressive run of form hasn’t gone unnoticed as Premier League giants Manchester United now want to lure AC Milan with a hefty transfer offer this January, according to a report from Mediaset Premium.
Manchester United hasn’t got that much concern in the goalkeeping department. But there is always a mere chance that David De Gea could be lured by Real Madrid if the Red Devils miss out on Champions League qualification this term.
It is also believed that Louis van Gaal is open to negotiations with a firm £30 million offer. Earlier also United held talks with super-agent Mino Raiola to sign AC Milan keeper as the Red Devils were ‘enchanted’ by this young lad.
Calciomercato reports, the meeting with Raiola was made possible because of Louis van Gaal’s good relation with him. Both of them worked closely to sign Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero to Manchester United.
The Italian was tagged with a whopping price worth €170m by agent Mino Raiola back in November, though Milan could reportedly be tempted to do business if they can manage to make a serious profit on the young lad and also sign Paris Saint-Germain outcast Salvatore Sirigu back to Italian soil.
Gianluigi Donnarumma has quickly emerged a fan favourite in Italian football, with Milan fans looking to see their youngster ultimately become the next Gianluigi Buffon, with the Juventus and Italy legend now entering the twilight zone of his career.
So far, the Milan goalkeeper has got off to a sensational start as he has conceded only nine goals in 11 Serie A appearances.