Should Arsenal go all-out for coveted goalkeeper forcing move?

Gianluigi Donnarumma has told his club that he will refuse to extend his current playing contract with AC Milan, alerting all of Europe to his availability, and I would love for Arsenal to be his destination.

The young goalkeeper has been under the watchful eyes of Europe’s most prestigious clubs since breaking into the first-team last season as a 16 year-old, and at 18, is already looking to make the jump to a bigger side.

Donnarumma has entered the final 12 months of his contract this month, and his club has revealed the player and his agent Mino Raiola’s decision to reject the offer of a new contract.

Club director Marco Fassone said: “We are disheartened. [Donnarumma’s agent] Mino Raiola has conveyed to me Donnarumma’s decision not to renew. It’s his final decision.

“In the past few days, sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli [the club’s director of sport] made a very big offer to the player, who evaluated it and today he informed us that he did not intend to renew,” added Fassone. “We were confident that Gigio would be the goalkeeper of this new Milan; a pillar upon which we would build, but now we have to re-evaluate everything.

“This decision, taken by the player and his agent, is disappointing, but we have to move on; Milan move on.”

The super-agent is known for his ability to broker the biggest of transfer deals all around the continent, and is known to work strongly with a number of big-spending clubs, and the star’s decision will send the transfer rumour mill into overload.

David De Gea is believed to have held off on contract talks with Manchester United whilst talk of Real Madrid’s interest continues, but he may now find himself missing out on his dream return to the Spanish capital, should Real decide to target the young Italian.

Arsenal may also consider their own move for the AC Milan wonderkid, with questions having been raised against number one Petr Cech last term, as well as with David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny both close to the exit door.

Donnarumma would pose as the ideal long-term goalkeeper to take over from the former Chelsea star, but to land him, we would most likely have to guarantee him a first-team role.

Should Arsenal demote Cech and go all-out for Donnarumma? Will Donnarumma already know his next destination before making his decision with AC Milan?

Pat J


    1. Very unnecessary article. When a player makes it clear he would be leaving for free, he most likely has decided his new club and already has a verbal agreement with that club regarding wages.
      Arsenal was never in the picture and will never be in the picture for him. He is going to be signed by Juve nuts as the great Buffon’s replacement. The real rumours are trash, made up cos he shares agents with lots of real stars.

  1. Absolutely!!! This guy is the next Buffon and the fee will not be gigantic for such a talent due to him becoming a free agent in a year. We need a Cech replacement so why not nurture this guy into being one of the best keepers in the world

    1. But will he go to Madrid and replace Navas for free next year or join Arsenal? The news was doing rounds that he is ready to wait a year to go to RM, because he is not anyway hoping to go to WC as number one, so he does not care if Milan does not play him too often

  2. Yeah that sounds cool
    He is young, talented and could become World Class
    Cech is fantastic but he needs competition and we need someone for the future

    1. We might end up with Cech leaving for another club just as he did with Chelsea since he is not no. 1

  3. @crispen,Raiola is Donyell Malen’s agent,his one of the brightest talent in @arsenals youth team…Do will be a great addition to our team only I don’t know if he will be ready to fight for his shirt#yagunnerya

    1. Only because Wenger is known to nurture talents into superstar.. As soon as that happen he’ll then recite rick Ross “money dance” lyrics into his, then before you know it a big money move is on.

  4. Czech is well capable of playing for another two years. David seaman did, so did pat Jennings, ray clemence also did it and now Buffon. We don’t need a goalkeeper, we need a world class striker, a midfielder and a defender. The jury is still out on our young English defender-

      1. Only problem with Cech’s penalty’s is he just needs to dive to the other side he thinks he has to go..

  5. This kid looks the real deal, he is confident and believes at 18 he is ready.

    However, I am sorry 18 years is no age for a first team keeper. I would happily take a punt on him for fa cup, carabao cup (wtf!) and may be Europa league.

  6. If this author thinks a carpet bagger like raiola is going to broker any player plus cash deal then he must’ve been living under a rock.

  7. Yeah he’s really good, but why will he come to us? And his agent is riaola, it’s good to be optimistic and all, but sorry don’t see this happening..

  8. Sczcesny plus cash won’t be bad deal for Milan. I would definitely try to make a move for him. At 18 years old whatever we have to pay would be a great investment. Maybe even loan him back to Milan for the next season just to get ahead of market.

  9. The young man used( or, will use) Milan as a stepping stone, who’s to say he wouldn’t use us?

  10. Cech should be replaced if a better guy is willing to come to Arsenal. He ddnt stop one penalty, not even close to stopping one. With is break-dance technique, he would never stop one.

  11. What a golden opportunity to get a future world class keeper, I say pay up!! don’t think and test the water with a ten million pound bid on this guy with add ons, he will be one of the best keepers of his generation tall,amazing reflexes, has alot of work ahead of him but under the right mentor Cech he will be a gem of a player. Place the bid do it now!!! Tell him he’s our future Num 1 and get him in the red and white quickly, I don’t want to read in two years time the professor say yes we know about him and he was an option but the bla bla bla… Go Buy Him Now!!! Don’t even ask for the manager opinion buy him Now he’s worth every penny.

  12. To all who say we don’t need a keeper, then you don’t seem to be realizing our Num 2 will be Martinez wake up this is a golden opportunity that we will never get again.psg have trapp.Barca have ter the German, navas is staying at Madrid, de gea at Manchester, man city just spent 30 mil, Bayern has neur, courtois at Chelsea, oblak at atletico, even Tottenham have hugo,our only completion is juve and both of us have an aging keeper who won’t last more than two seasons at the top. Let me reiterate what we need to do Go Buy Him Now!!

  13. I can’t see this happening at all lol it would be nice but whenever certain deals/players are talked about AFC aren’t in the discussion!!! Sad truth! Especially after all that talk of the board and AW showing ‘ambition’

    I can see, IF we are going after a young keeper to take over from Cech (which I doubt, unfortunately) then we’d likely be after that Alban Lafont kid from Toulouse. Young, French, playing for a French team, etc. Come on AW let’s get some more business popping off ???

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