CM: Reina-Perin swap deal could be on in AC Milan goalkeeping revolution

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could pursue a deal for Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin if they lose Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer, a report claims.

There is widespread speculation that both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are interested in Donnarumma, who could be sacrificed by the Rossoneri leadership.

It has been claimed that the 20-year-old has a price tag of €80million, which would help make capital gains to assist the somewhat precarious Financial Fair Play situation.

Now, hints that Milan are even preparing for the future in case of his possible departure, and that a ‘goalkeeping revolution’ could occur at the club this summer.

Gigio’s brother Antonio Donnarumma is expected to be let go this summer. He wants to have a greater role than being the third-choice, and Milan have no intention of standing in his way as they would like his €1million-a-year salary off the books.

Alessandro Plizzari could then step in and be the third choice or possibly even back-up goalkeeper. The teenager is very highly regarded by the club’s management, and he is currently away on international duty with Italy at the U20 World Cup.

The future of Pepe Reina at Milan is also uncertain. The Spanish goalkeeper arrived on a free transfer the idea of selling him for small capital gain is not out of the question.

Earlier in the week the idea of moving to Juventus to become back-up to Szczesny under Maurizio Sarri was put to the player’s father, and he responded by stating Reina “would have no problem accepting”. 

Thus, the possibility of a move for Perin arises, with Milan weighing up the idea of signing the former Genoa man as Donnarumma’s replacement – with Reina even possibly going the other way as part of a swap deal.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Plizzari Antonio Donnarumma Gianluigi Donnarumma Mattia Perin Notification Pepe Reina


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