Chelsea have an obsession to buy the biggest and the brightest future talents. They already have the world’s expensive keeper in their squad who’s managed to make just five appearances in the league. Gianluigi Donnarumma’ contract is expiring this summer and he has interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, and Serie A rivals Juventus.
The Blues have had an eye over Donnarumma for quite a while. They think it’d be a waste not to snatch the 22-year-old prospect on a free transfer. This could further bloat up their squad which has already three goalkeepers, Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Willy Caballero.
Donnarumma would demand to be Chelsea’s first team keeper but both Mendy and Kepa have done little wrong under Tuchel. So it is possible it could be the same situation the Blues faced when they got Thibaut Courtois. They loaned him to Atletico Madrid and brought him back to Stamford Bridge after three seasons. Till that time he had gained some experience and was ready to replace the legend Petr Cech.
Donnarumma at United instead of Chelsea?
Manchester United and Donnarumma’s agent Mina Raiola are not on the best of terms. They have had their disagreements over Paul Pogba who himself could end up leaving and join Real Madrid.
However given the fact that academy product Dean Henderson has replaced David de Gea. They might end up offering a contract for increased competition and to bring the best out of both the shotstoppers.
Juventus and free transfers – a love story
AC Milan fans wouldn’t be happy about this clearly, but it is possible Juventus might end up bringing Donnarumma (22-years-old) to Turin. They’re in desperate need of some young blood at the goal, with both Gigi Buffon (43-years-old) and Wojciech Szczęsny (31-years-old) reaching the end of their careers.
Juventus Headcoach Andrea Pirlo is also in need of a goalkeeper who’s good with his feet and can play out from the back which is now a requirement in modern football, something which both Szczęsny and Buffon lack.