Arsenal have reportedly ‘surveyed’ Gianluigi Donnarumma but if they want him they will have to pay around €70m for the 20-year-old.
AC Milan fans had ‘given up’ on Gianluigi Donnarumma staying at the club last summer, according to claims in the Italian media.
Corriere della Sera wrote that a farewell to the goalkeeper was now ‘more likely’ than not. They said not many at the club would bet on the youngster staying.
The Italian outlet also claimed Milan wouldn’t make the first move, but they would listen to offers. Without European football and with Mino Raiola involved, they expected a transfer would be difficult to stop.
But nothing happened and he stayed in Milan, making 38 Serie A appearances for them, keeping 13 cleansheets.
Out of contract in 2021, Milan now reportedly want around €70m for him which is probably about €65m more than Arsenal would like to spend on that position even though they need a number two and don’t seem convinced by any of the options currently at the club.
Of course, they wouldn’t be in this position if they hadn’t sold Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus. That being said, had he remained under the tutelage of Gerry Peyton, he’d still be causing us to pull our hair out. Still, a great keeper was always inside him, that much was evident from he was just 15 or 16.
Arsenal need a goalkeeper, as we all know. Signing someone as young and talented as Donnarumma could see the club set for years to come. Spending the money to sign him, however, is just not going to happen.
For the record, Ivan Gazidis, the current AC Milan chief executive, sanctioned the sale of Szczesny for just £10.98m.