BREAKING: GIanluigi Donnarumma Will Not Renew Contract With AC Milan
Gianluigi Donnarumma is possibly the most wanted goalkeeper in world football right now and the Italian has put everyone on alert by signalling his intent to leave AC Milan.
The Italian made his debut with Milan aged just 16 and quickly became their number one goalie. Before his 18th birthday he'd already made his 50th appearance for the club.
Italy's future number one, for the next decade. Image: PA
Of course because everyone loves a comparison he was quickly dubbed the 'new Buffon.' And with the teenager starting his career as the legend starts to wind his down it's inevitable that he's painted as the Juve keepers replacement.
He has already made his debut for the national team but now he could about to be prepared as Buffon's replacement at Juve too with the teenager and his agent Mino Raiola telling the San Siro club that he won't renew his contract past next season.
The man that the youngster will replace at national level. But what about at club level? Image: PA
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In a statement the club CEO, Marco Fassone said, "Raiola informed us that Donnarumma has made a definitive decision not to renew the contract with Milan.
"We had made a strong proposal. The player evaluated it and made some evaluations that were not just economic, but he told us that he does not wish to renew the contract and his time with Milan will therefore conclude by June 30, 2018,
"We were taken by surprise, as we had hoped Donnarumma would be the goalkeeper taking Milan into the future. Naturally, the decision leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but now we have to go forward."
Keylor Navas could have to make way at the Bernabeu for the Milan keeper. Image: PA
Milan had offered the 18 year-old a €4.5 million-per-year deal with the chance of bonuses for getting into the Champions League but the player and his representative wanted to include a €10 million release clause if the club failed to get into Europe's elite competition.
Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus will all be linked with the keeper and you'd expect that if Real can't get De Gea then they'll certainly make a move for him.
Should Milan sell this summer or let him leave for free next year?