Mino Raiola has been working on a potential move to Manchester United for AC Milan wonder-kid keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ahead of the summer.
It was reported over the January transfer window that Jose Mourinho, conscious of Real Madrid’s interest in David de Gea, had pinpointed the 18-year-old as an ideal replacement should the Spaniard leave over the summer.
And Raiola, speaking earlier this week, alluded to a potential deal for the Italian but refused disclose any details.
“I can’t predict the future, I don’t know what will happen next,” he said.
“We’ve decided not to talk about the future of Donnarumma but I haven’t spoken with any representative of the new board yet.
“Donnarumma does his job and I do mine. I must think about his future then he has the last word.”
The story of Donnarumma is simply too sensational to ignore. He made his Milan debut back in 2015 at the ripe 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). And then there was me (and probably you), aged 16, disinterestedly going about GCSE revision and not really taking life too seriously.
This kid, on the other hand, was cementing himself as Milan’s first choice goalkeeper at that age, and Mourinho will know that his name adorns the lists of most major clubs ahead of this year’s summer transfer window.