Despite numerous offers that AC Milan received Berlusconi made it clear that Gianluigi Donnarumma is not for sale. The young goalkeeper is the future of the Rossoneri and the club is not willing to give up on him.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is child of AC Milan and he drew attention last summer, when the club was on preseason tour in China. After that Sinisa Mihajlovic decided to keep 16-year-old player as third goalkeeper, Diego Lopez and Christian Abbiati. However, Donnarumma did not wait long for the opportunity to start for Rossoneri. At the end of October Donnarumma started the game against Sassuolo, in which AC Milan celebrated with 2-1. The young goalkeeper played very good game and Sinisa Mihajlovic had no dilemma who will be first goalkeeper for that time on.
AC Milan did not play well last season, but every week Donnarumma has received positive reviews. Between posts Gianluigi Donnarumma looked as a veteran and leader, not a teenager. In his first season he showed great maturity and quickly won the respect of his teammates, and opponents. The greatest compliment for a young goalie was the comparison with his idol. Donnarumma is widely regarded as the new Buffon. Legendary goalkeeper of the Italian national team and Juventus has repeatedly commented that he is a big fan of young colleague and that in front of him is brilliant future.
Antonio Conte decided not to call Donnarumma for the national duty, so the young goalkeeper will not travel to France for EURO 2016. However, Conte would like to work with Gianluigi. New manager of Chelsea would like to see Donnarumma as the goalkeeper for the Blues and is ready to negotiate with the team from San Siro. Chelsea is not the only team in the Premier League who would like to bring the new Buffon. Jose Mourinho has a vision of the new Manchester United and Donnarumma could find a place in this team.
Barcelona showed serious interest in Gianluigi Donnarumma, but also for Alessio Romagnoli. The Blaugrana want to rejuvenate their defense with talented Italians. However, it is unlikely that this will happen. Silvio Berlusconi has issued a hands-off warning to clubs chasing AC Milan. He stated that Donnarumma will play for Diavolo next 20 years and he will not sell him even if offer is 80 million euros. A similar situation is with Alessio Romagnoli, who is considered to be the new Nesta and one of the best young defenders in the Europe. Rossoneri have already rejected an offer from Barcelona worth 30 million euros.
AC Milan’s fansdid not have many reasons to be satisfied last season. Another season without a trophy and new change of head coach, but it was not all bad. AC Milan got a new star and the player who represents the future of the club and the good news is that he is not going anywhere.