Man United enter the battle to sign 22-year-old Italy international

Man United are plotting a summer swoop for Gianluigi Donnarumma. The AC Milan shot-stopper has attracted a lot of attention in the market, especially with his deal at San Siro expiring at the end of the campaign making him available as a free agent in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Man United, in particular, have shown a desire to secure his services as they prepare for life without David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper has faced widespread criticism in regards to his displays this campaign, from fans and experts alike, including club legend Roy Keane, who has appeared outspoken about the shot-stopper’s futility.

As for Gianluigi, he has had a lot of success at AC Milan this campaign, having kept eight clean sheets in 22 games. The Italian goalkeeper is averaging close to almost three saves per game, with his contributions in between the sticks emerging as a key factor in Rossoneri’s splendid campaign so far.

Apart from his quality in between the sticks, Italy international is often hailed for his experience at the highest level of football. At the age of just 21, the shot-stopper has notched up close to 250 competitive games for Rossoneri while winning 22 caps for the Italian national team.

It makes the Milan keeper an appealing prospect for big clubs around Europe, especially for Red Devils as they look forward to a change of guard in goal. Although Man United already boast the services of the highly talented Dean Henderson, Donnarumma’s experience, coupled with his expiring contract could make him an ideal long-term replacement for de Gea.