Manchester United interested in David de Gea replacement Gianluigi Donnarumma- report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have expressed a desire to sign AC Milan and Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as a potential replacement for David de Gea, according to reports.

Donnarumma made his debut for Milan back in 2015 at the age of 16, becoming the second youngest player to play in Serie A, before becoming the youngest keeper to ever represent Italy in 2016 (aged just 17).

He has quickly cemented himself as Milan’s first choice keeper this season, making 21 appearances in all competitions under manager Vincenzo Montella.

And according to Football Italia, Man United – alongside the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid – have expressed an interest in the youngster.

Now, be honest: what had you achieved at the age of 16? The only thing I had on my ‘accomplished’ list by that age was a bunch of shabby GCSE grades, a bit a stubble on my chin and a sudden taste for girls. Donnarumma, on the other hand, has established himself as a first team regular for the seven-time champions of Europe.

It is, to say the least, an astronomical and somewhat hard-to-believe rise to prominence, but his recent success is more than deserved. His sheer composure and athleticism between the sticks belies his age, and United fans would be glad to see him arrive as a No.2 – before taking the No.1 spot once De Gea moves on – in the coming years.

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