GianluigiDonnarumma was one of the most sought out players during this 2017 summer transfer window as the 18 year old Italian shot-stopper is highly rated and considered to be the successor of Gianluigi Buffon who is reaching the final stages of his career.
When it comes to the world of goal-keeping, Gianluigi Buffon is a name that often comes up as the veteran player is hailed as one of the best in the history of the sport.
Buffon played a pivotal role in Italy´s FIFA World Cup run of 2006 as he lifted the Yashin award which is awarded to the best shot-stopper during the worldwide competition.
Considering that Gianluigi Buffon is 39 years old, one question that is regularly being launched is in relation to who is going to be able to follow the legacy of Buffon who is not only the captain of Juventus but also of the Italian national side.
Despite being only 18 years old, itsDonnarumma the one who is already being compared to Buffon as the player who can become the next big thing.
Recently, there were many doubts surrounding the future of the Italian starlet as it was rumored that Donnarumma was rejecting contract extensions from Ac.Milan and that he wanted to leave the club with Paris Saint-Germain turning into a realistic destination.
Real Madrid and PSG were the clubs that appeared to be really interested in securing the services of the prodigy but it has recently been confirmed that GianluigiDonnarumma is indeed staying with Ac.Milan as he penned a new 5 yearlong contract.
This is amazing news for the supporters of Ac.Milan as the Italian club has recently been struggling with their latest Serie A title win being way back during the season of 2010-11 and they have not won the UEFA Champions League in over 10 years.
But with Donnarumma as well as a few other new summer arrivals such as: Ricardo Rodriguez, Mateo Mussachio, Andre Silva, Fabio Borini and the free-kick specialist HakanCalhanoglu, Ac.Milan is appearing to experiment a much needed revival.