TBR View: 'Phenomenal' 22-year-old would prove a great long-term acquisition for Arsenal
Arsenal have been linked with a transfer for soon-to-be free-agent Gianluigi Donnarumma.
According to Tuttosport, the Gunners are competing with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho’s Roma for the Italian.
Donnarumma is set to leave AC Milan after failing to agree on a new contract.
It’s reported Mino Raiola wanted €20m (£17.2m) in any new deal for his client.
The news comes amid constant speculation that Bernd Leno will leave the club this summer.
Reports emerged back at the start of May that the German wanted to depart the Emirates Stadium. Much to the relief of everyone, Leno came out in an interview claiming he hopes to stay in north London.
It would prove to be heartbreaking for Arsenal to lose their number one.
His performances since his move to the Emirates Stadium have been second to none. He finished in second-place for the player of the year award during the 2019/2020 season, a display of his quality.
Donnarumma transfer would be a great long-term acquisition
However, Donnarumma is a talented young goalkeeper and can enjoy a long spell at the club.
Despite being just 22-years-old, he has already amassed 251 first-team appearances.
His quality is high with Paul Pogba claiming he’s soon-to-be one of the best in the world.
Meanwhile, Asmir Begovic called him a ‘phenomenal’ player back in 2020.
A free transfer would save the Gunners a fortune in the transfer market.
With a raft of positions to worry about and finances tight, Arsenal are sweating this summer.
Mikel Arteta reportedly wants to strengthen at centre-back, right-back, left-back, central midfield and number 10.
The recent financial results showed the north London giants made a loss of £47.8 million after taxes. It was the second straight year of making a loss, worsened by the Coronavirus pandemic.
A free transfer of a player like Donnarumma is exactly what the doctor ordered for Arsenal. He would prove an upgrade whilst also allowing for further key additions all over the pitch.
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