Mike Maignan was announced as the new first-choice goalkeeper of Milan a few weeks ago, following the decision of Gigio Donnarumma to leave. It seems the Rossoneri got a good deal, based on the opinions.
Milan paid €13m to Lille for the signing of Maignan, whose contract with the French side would have expired next summer. Currently, the 25-year-old is on international duty with France as the second-choice goalkeeper.
Speaking to SportWeek (via MilanNews), the weekly edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport, France’s head coach Didier Deschamps shared his thoughts on Maignan. His words are certainly promising ahead of what’s to come.
“He has excellent natural qualities. He had a great season with Lille and even if he has two important goalkeepers to compete with, in the future he will have a leading role. He has good physical strength that allows him to occupy a lot of space in goal, it’s difficult to find openings. And going to Milan is never a bad decision,” he stated.
It remains to be seen if Maignan can rise to the occasions, as the Milan fans are hoping now that Donnarumma has left. For now, though, the goalkeeper is focused on the Euros and he will think about his new adventure after his vacation.