Gianluigi Donnarumma wants to stay at AC Milan despite contract situation

Gianluigi Donnarumma-AC Milan

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has calmed the fears of Milan fans by stating he will certainly sign a new contract at the San Siro.

The Italian shot stopper whose contract expires in the summer has been instrumental for AC Milan in their strong start this season.

He has kept four clean sheets in Milan’s unbeaten start to the season which is the most in the league, level with Antonio Mirante and Marco Silvestri.

However, with fears growing over the shot-stopper leaving when his contract expires in the summer of 202, the 21-year-old has come out to reiterate his desire to stay at AC Milan for long, claiming that his agent Mino Raiola will begin new talks very soon.

The keeper told DAZN over the weekend: ‘My agent will talk to the club, there’s no problem.

‘I want to stay at Milan for a long time, but we’ll see what the club decides. I want to relish this moment as long as I can.’

His performance on Sunday’s win over Fiorentina led to high praise from the opposition manager who said: ‘Donnarumma made two crucial saves. We need to start again from there. If he hadn’t saved Ribery’s shot, we could reopen the game.’

Despite his tender years, the 21-year-old is the Rossoneri vice-captain and wore the armband for the opening three matches of the current season, keeping three clean sheets in those matches.

Since his debut in 2015, Donnarumma has made over 200 appearances for Milan in all competitions. He has also been capped 21 times by Italy and is Roberto Mancini’s first-choice goalie.