After months of speculation, the future of highly-rated Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is going to be resolved. According to the reports coming from Italy and France, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is closing in on the signing of Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer.
The young shot-stopper is leaving AC Milan upon the expiry of his deal at the end of June. He will be able to sign for a new club as a free agent. Sky Sports in Italy has reported that PSG has offered Donnarumma a five-year deal worth £10million (€12m) a year in salary plus add-ons, which makes him one of the world’s best-paid players in his position. He will earn approximately around £190,000 per week. (all values are net wages)
The 20-year old is currently on international duty with Italy and could undergo a medical at the national team’s Coverciano training base before their opening Euro 2020 match against Turkey in Rome on Friday.
AC Milan was in talks with Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola for months but an agreement over a contract extension could not be reached. They have already signed his replacement in French international Mike Maignan from Ligue 1 champions Lille for a fee of around £12.9m (€15m).
PSG’s current number one Keylor Navas recently renewed his contract and is committed to the club until 2024, while second-choice goalkeeper Sergio Rico is also contracted until 2024. Donnarumma appears to be one for the future and he could go out on loan for next season. He could move to Rome as some reports suggest that Jose Mourinho has personally contacted the player and wants him at the club for next season.
Juventus and FC Barcelona were also reportedly interested in signing the Italian international. However, both the clubs reportedly could not meet the player’s mammoth wage demands and were unwilling to go above £8m (€10m) per season. PSG has blown every competitor out of the water by agreeing to wage demands of young goalkeeper.