CM: Maignan’s impressive journey – from Donnarumma’s €13m replacement to the best in Serie A

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan owe a lot to Mike Maignan for his role in yesterday’s Derby della Madonnina win against Inter, which was probably his best performance since arriving from Lille. reports that Giroud was the main protagonist and will take the headlines for his match-winning brace, but Maignan is to thank too because he made at least four crucial saves to ensure the Rossoneri remained in the game until the 75th minute.

He got his gloves on everything from high crosses to low shots and wicked deflections, even taking it upon himself to go outside the box to tackle Hakan Calhanoglu, and he emerged victorious in the positional battle with Samir Handanovic who might feel like he should have saved the second Milan goal.

Mike Maignan is ‘certainly the strongest goalkeeper in Serie A’ as per the report and for Milan it was also a great deal from the point of economic point of view as he arrived from Lille for €13m plus €2m in bonuses. It was a ‘masterful operation’ from the management who had struck a deal by the end of April to evade the attempts of Roma and Borussia Dortmund.

Maldini and Massara were so convinced of the operation that they had no difficulty in communicating the decision to Gianluigi Donnarumma last May that they would not be waiting and they had him replaced.

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  1. We have a couple of future world class players, Maignan is already there, Leao, Tonali, Tomori, Kalulu, Theo, Calabria are our future. We just need to add a few more pieces

  2. we have solid group of players already need some more consistent and hardqorking pieces in the lineup to add to the depth of the team. inter has great depth and if milan need to be ready for all the competitions coming next year they need to have quality depth which can be achieved as pobega, adli, tonali, bennacer(probably sanches), maldini, colombo, lazetic,theo, calabria, kalulu, leao, rebic. i’ll also count messias he has been good at the right wing to be honest. but we need a great CAM to make things happens as diaz staying in milan is uncertain.

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