Romano: Milan would sign Donnarumma replacement; Napoli striker a potential target

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will look to sign a new goalkeeper this summer if Gianluigi Donnarumma were to be sold, according to Fabrizio Romano.

It promises to be yet another fascinating but difficult summer for Milan given the chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, with a number of areas to address and rumours of another revolution being on the cards.

The Rossoneri face another crossroads regarding the future of Gigio Donnarumma just as they did back in 2017. With his deal set to expire in 2021, they must either agree a renewal ahead of next season or sell him this summer, so as to at least generate a transfer fee from his sale.

Romano spoke to, and began by discussing what will happen if Donnarumma should be sold this summer.

“Should he leave Milan would certainly sign a goalkeeper more ready than Plizzari. The boy has qualities and prospects but he is aware that he still needs to have an important experience perhaps in Serie A before he can conquer the red and black door,” he said.

One of the options that has been mentioned is Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret who has struggled for game time under Gennaro Gattuso.

“Meret leaves Napoli only if he has certainties about the choice of Ospina as owner for next year,” Romano continued.

On who the replacement may be, he added: “It could be a name like Sirigu, who comes from exceptional seasons. But until a decision is made on Donnarumma’s contract, Milan does not close for other goalkeepers. Reina will not come back to be first choice.”

Finally, there has been speculation in the media linking Milan with a move for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.

“Milik is due to expire in 2021 and this makes him attractive on the market. There are also other opportunities, we are at the beginning of April and Milan has plenty of time to plan the purchase of its new centre-forward. Nothing is decided, Milik is a candidate.”

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