Gianluigi Donnarumma is reportedly weighing up the possibility of leaving Paris Saint-Germain to join Barcelona next summer.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Barcelona have been handed a major boost in pursuit of Gianluigi Donnarumma. The 22-year-old is considering the prospect of leaving Paris Saint-Germain after just one year if his situation does not improve, with Juventus also keen on signing him.
Donnarumma only joined Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan this past summer, arriving at Parc des Princes on a free transfer after running down his contract with the Serie A heavyweights. The switch to the French capital, though, has not worked out one bit for the Italian international.
While he has maintained his status quo at international level, the 22-year-old is firmly behind the consistent Keylor Navas and has, as a result, managed to feature in just five of the 14 games that PSG have played so far this season, keeping just two clean sheets. Suffice to say it is a frustrating situation for Donnarumma, and that has piqued the interest of Barcelona.
Barcelona had been briefly linked with Donnarumma in the summer as well before they chose to not enter the goalkeeper’s market. However, since then, things have changed at Camp Nou, with widespread reports suggesting that Marc-Andre ter Stegen might not longer be indispensable. As a result, links with Manchester City and Bayern Munich have emerged for the German goalkeeper.
Barcelona, on their part, appear to be keen on signing a goalkeeper as a result, especially with Neto set to call it quits at the Catalan club. To that end, Donnarumma has emerged as a target for the Blaugrana, who are lining the 22-year-old up as a long-term replacement for ter Stegen.
Apart from Barcelona, though, Juventus are also showing a keen interest in Donnarumma, which in turn sets up an intriguing transfer battle. And both of his suitors have been handed a boost, as Mino Raiola is frustrated with his situation. Donnarumma and his agent are now set to monitor their situation closely before taking a call over his future next summer.
If he has not managed to displace Navas by the end of the season, Donnarumma could be set to leave PSG, which will bring Barcelona and Juventus into the picture. Barcelona, though, are also keeping their options open, having been linked with Luis Maximiano, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andre Onana, among others, although it remains to be seen if they can manage to land Donnarumma.
Well, he can leave then, he isn’t entitled to a starting role, you are supposed to earn it, and using underhanded tactics like threatening to leave and claiming that the Latin Americans are somehow conspiring against him is not a good look at all, it’s unprofessional.