AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has reiterated that the club’s intention is to try and keep goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma by any means.
The Rossoneri face a crossroads regarding the future of their star shot stopper as his contract expires next year, meaning the club must either agree a renewal or seriously consider selling Donnarumma this summer to avoid the risk of losing him for free.
We reported earlier in the week via our market expert Vito Angele that Donnarumma’s renewal is a formality, and during a meeting between the soon-to-be manager Ralf Rangnick and CEO Ivan Gazidis in December, the German was told that the Rossoneri intend to extend the goalkeeper’s contract.
Maldini spoke before the Rossoneri’s home game against Roma at San Siro on Sunday, and discussed the future of the Italy international, labelling him the best goalkeeper in the world.
“It is certainly Milan’s duty to try and keep hold of an important player like Gigio, for what he represents as a symbol, a player who came up through our youth academy and, in my humble opinion, because he is the best goalkeeper in the world,” Maldini told DAZN.
“As for Ibrahimovic, these are two different situations. Gigio’s contract is not running down, whereas Ibra’s is.”