The AC Milan sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma has garnered heavy interest from all around the globe with his scintillating performance in the Serie A.
Among the many possible suitors said to be linking up with the teenager, Manchester United is also said to be on the look out for the Italian.
The teenager’s tactics and goalkeeping style has been compared many times with the likes of Italian Legend Gianluigi Buffon, some even tipping the youngster to reach even greater heights than Buffon.
With the Milan goalie’s contract due to expire next summer, the club officials are in hot water to convince the youngster to sign a new deal but with humongous interest piling on the teenager with every passing minute the club might be compelled to sell the player, as, in case of contract breakdown they would have to let go of their star player for free of cost next summer.
With De Gea’s impending departure from Old Trafford becoming more and more imminent, acquiring the services of Donnarumma might be a master stroke from Mourinho.
Let us take a sneak peek into the stats of the Milan keeper in the season gone by.
Gianluigi Donnarumma – Player Stats
The teenager has played in all of the 38 matches for the club in Serie A. Full marks to consistency and fitness of the youngster at such an early age.
Although playing with a more than average defensive backline which has seen the club concede 45 goals in the entire Serie A season, the teenager has still managed to keep 12 clean sheets making a total of 146 saves for the club.
A feat which is both incredible and remarkable for such a young talent and it goes to show the individual contribution of the talisman in keeping those clean sheets.
The Player has also made an amazing 4 out of 9 penalty saves exemplifying the player’s superior agility and awareness in between the sticks.
Safe to say the player’s potential and consistency are both trademarks of a great player in the making indeed. (Stats via WhoScored)
What’ll he offer the Club?
The young Italian would not only be a long-term prospect for Manchester United in front of goal but would also be an ideal if not an upgraded replacement of David De Gea.
Possessing all the required ingredients of a great goalkeeper, the teenager has amazed many with his superior agility, awareness and lightning quick reflex in front of goal.
Being only 18 years of age, one could only imagine the Italian to get better and better at his job and under the guidance of the “Special One” who knows Donnarumma might well go on to become the best in the business in the years to come.