The 20 year-old has been unsettled at the club since a while amidst reported interest from Juventus.
According to the latest developments at AC Milan, highly-rated goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has rejected a new contract. The Italian custodian has been unsettled at the club for a while now and has attracted several big clubs ever since.
Donnarumma, an academy graduate from Milan has been quite influential for the Rossoneri in the Serie A. The 20 year-old has amassed 63 clean sheets in his 178 appearances for the senior team since 2015. His outstanding reflexes and commanding displays from the back earned him lots of plaudits.
That was followed by him receiving the prestigious ‘Rivelazione dell’anno’ (Revelation of the Year) award at the Gazzetta Sports Awards in 2016, for his excellent performances.
In the ongoing season too, Gianluigi Donnarumma has appeared 14 times for Milan and has also managed to keep four clean sheets. Quite simply, he is one of the crucial figures in the squad.
Further, a report from Calciomercato suggests, the club offered him a contract extension. However, the player chose to reject it instead, with the view to seek greener pastures elsewhere.
The offer made by Milan would have landed Gianluigi Donnarumma an extra €1 million to his original yearly income of €7 million. However, to their despair, the youngster has his sights set for move away from the club.
The news of him leaving Milan would naturally attract league rivals Juventus, who have been keeping close tabs on the player since long. Gianluigi Donnarumma would be a worthy addition to the Old Lady squad, considering the uncertainty in veteran Gianluigi Buffon’s stay at the club. Having Donnarumma in the squad, Juventus will witness a stiff competition at No. 1, with Wojciech Szczęsny and Mattia Perin already in.
Donnarumma’s contract at Milan ends in 2021 and it unlikely of the club selling him in the upcoming January window. However, we can expect him to make a move in the next summer. And Juventus definitely seem the first to make an approach.