Real Madrid eyeing young Italian goalkeeper

Real Madrid eyeing young Italian goalkeeper


Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on one of the most promising goalkeepers in Europe. La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported Los Blancos have been eyeing 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma, who currently plays for AC Milan.

The Italian pearl has recently impressed many in the European Under-17 Championship as his team make it to the quarter-finals, where they lost to champions France. Donnarumma put in some good performances and has caught the attention of many European giants.

La Gazzetta has claimed Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have shown an interest in signing him for their reserves team.

However, the youngster has a running contract with Milan until 2018 and he’s expected to become a member of the first team next year as the third goalkeeper, which would be more attractive for him than playing in a reserve team elsewhere.

Donnarumma has not made his professional debut yet, although Filippo Inzaghi included him in the squad for a league match when he was 15 years old. Yet, he spent the whole game sitting in the bench.

Real Madrid have some other promising goalkeepers in their youth teams, such as Luca Zidane or Augusto Batalla. However, they will keep following the progression Donnarumma, as many claim he will be the next Gianluigi Buffon.