AC Milan Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma Wants to Stay at Boyhood Club

AC Milan Donnarumma

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has told DAZN (via Fabrizio Romano) that he wants to stay with the Serie A leaders.

Donnarumma, who is represented by Mino Raiola, is keen to extend his stay at his boyhood club beyond the expiry of his current contract in June 2021.

Gianluigi Donnarumma Wants Longer AC Milan Stay

The Goalkeeper Claims His Agent ‘Knows What He Has to Do’

The 21-year-old shot-stopper is reported as saying: “I want to stay at AC Milan, for sure. My agent will talk about my contract with the board. Mino Raiola knows what he has to do.”

Romano added that talks have already begun between Raiola and the club, meaning an agreement is expected to be reached sooner rather than later.

Donnarumma began his AC Milan first-team career as a 16-year-old back in 2015. His debut against Sassuolo that year made him the second-youngest goalkeeper ever to appear in a Serie A match.

Senior international recognition soon followed, with Donnarumma making his Italy debut in a 3-1 defeat by France in September 2016. Doing so made him Italy’s youngest-ever goalkeeper, a feat the player described as an “emotional” achievement at the time.

Despite already having five years’ worth of top-flight experience, AC Milan will hope a new contract at the San Siro will provide the springboard for Donnarumma to establish himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for club and country for the next decade at least.

Italian Giants Keen to Discuss Brahim Diaz Future

Another player whose future is up for discussion at AC Milan is Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz. The former Manchester City man has impressed since moving to Serie A on loan from Real Madrid.

AC Milan sporting director Frederic Massara has┬ástated that the club are “so happy” with the start the player has made at the San Siro.

“We’re planning to meet Real Madrid in the next months to open talk’s about Brahim’s future,” added Massara.

Diaz has made 12 appearances for the club so far this season, scoring three times.

 

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