There are unlikely to be big movements on the goalkeeper front among Europe’s top clubs the summer, a report claims, but a domino effect could well be triggered.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan have opened to the idea of giving Donnarumma a shorter contract than the five-year contract initially put on the plate, and despite this the situation has not yet unblocked. The Rossoneri have a wide range of possibilities such as Lille’s Maignan, Udinese’s Musso and Atalanta’s Gollini for if Gigio leave, but finding accommodation for Gigio is not easy.
He is 22 years and would arrive on a free transfer, meaning Donnarumma is a great opportunity for any club, but in general pretty much all the big clubs that could afford his salary already have their No.1 sorted.
PSG for example would struggle even if Donnarumma did become fully available as they must put significant resources into Neymar and Mbappe’s renewals, while Keylor Navas has been excellent between the posts for them.
Manchester United could be a possible suitor but David de Gea’s monster €15m per season contract until 2023 limits his possible destinations, so he is likely to stay and play back-up to Dean Henderson.
Chelsea would also need a sale, and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s departure looks unlikely, while Man City have Ederson and Liverpool have Alisson. Barcelona have Ter Stegen, Real Madrid have Courtois and Lunin, and Bayern Munich have Neuer. Hugo Lloris is at Spurs and Wojciech Szczesny is at Juventus.
The bottom line is that the goalkeeper market is stalled, something which plays into Milan’s hands in renewal talks.