Gianluigi Donnarumma. Some of you might have not heard about this name however is one of the emerging stars in Europe. He has made his first appearance with Italy in Friday, when ‘azzurra’ faced France in Bari and was Buffon’s substitute. Donnarumma played his first game with his national team with only 17 years and 6 months, the youngest goalkeeper ever in Italy.
It was not a surprise. Donnarumma defended with success Milan’s goal last season, sending former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego López to the bench. After this performance, the new Italian manager Giampiero Ventura decided to call Donnarumma and he made his debut with Italy.
Donnarumma played 30 games in Serie A last season with Milan. Unfortunately, the team didn’t perform really well last year but the two good news about Milan are Donnarumma and Carlos Bacca. The young Italian goalkeeper is now a star in his country and all the media are writing a lot of articles about his performance.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid have kept a close eye to Donnarumma’s performance. The Italian newspaper gives its first page to the goalkeeper today and they link him to Los Blancos. However, Milan are now working to extend and improve his contract due to the raising interest in Donnarumma.
The Milanese club is changing a lot in the recent months. A Chinese group is looking to invest in the team and Silvio Berlusconi might end up selling the club. With more money, Milan try to tie up their stars, including Carlos Bacca and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
According to the Italian newspaper, Real Madrid would look for a replacement for Keylor Navas, currently injured. Although Kiko Casilla is performing really well, Los Blancos could eventually buy a young goalkeeper looking for the future and Donnarumma is the perfect player for this. Los Blancos were also interested in the past in Gigi Buffon and now they don’t want to miss his substitute in the Italian national team.