Liverpool are emerging as the favourites to sign Milan’s hot prospect Gianluigi Donnarumma, as the Italian keeper’s other options look soon to disappear.
Reports in Italy suggest that if Gianluigi Buffon makes the move from Juventus to PSG, and Real Madrid complete the signing of their top goalkeeping target Alisson Becker from Roma, then Liverpool will be the only team left in the market for Donnarumma’s services.
While Milan have made improvements under head coach Gennaro Gattuso they again failed to qualify for the Champions League, meaning Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola is desperate to move his client on. Calciomercato claims that Raiola will approach Liverpool regarding a potential transfer of Donnarumma once the Champions League final has been played.
There is reportedly a clause present in Donnarumma’s contract that allows the Italian goalkeeper to negotiate a move away from the club, yet whether this is a release clause or not is unknown.
The figure that has been mentioned regarding any move for Donnarumma is in the region of €70m, which if a transfer commences, would make him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.
Liverpool keeper Loris Karius made some notable blunders in the closing stages of the Premier League, and against Roma in the Champions League semi final, which have cast doubt over his position.
The Reds will be in the market for a new keeper in the summer, but with the Reds looking to make a title challenge sooner rather than later, perhaps a more experienced name would be more suitable.
Donnarumma no doubt is a hot prospect, but whether he is the man to solve Liverpool’s goalkeeping woes is questionable.