AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli considers Gianluigi Donnarumma worthy of being the best goalkeeper in the world today. He couldn’t imagine how the Rossoneri would be without the goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Donnarumma, who is one of the players educated by the AC Milan academy, has indeed joined the Senior team since the 2015/16 season.
At that time, he was very young, just 15 years old. In fact, he immediately won the trust to be the main goalkeeper at the age of 16 years.
Till now, his position in the first team was irreplaceable, but lately, there have been frequent reports that the 21-year-old goalkeeper could leave the Rossoneri.
Especially at this time, where Donnarumma’s contract will end in one year time.
AC Milan actually did not just stay quiet, they continued to try to extend Donnarumma’s contract. This was also given by the club’s director, Ricky Massara.
Coach Stefano Pioli also hopes so, because according to him, Donnarumma is a very vital player for AC Milan.
In fact, according to the former Inter Milan, Donnarumma deserves to be called as one of the four best goalkeepers in the world.
“I cannot imagine Milan without Donnarumma. He is 21 years old, he already has experience and is even a captain,” said Pioli to La Repubblica.
“He is already among the top three or four goalkeepers in the world and will be the best,” he said again.
On the one hand, AC Milan is also in danger of losing their flagship striker in the second half of this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The club is seeking a contract extension for the 38-year-old player.
Pioli believes the top brass can convince the former Barcelona to stay at the San Siro next season.
“Maldini, Gazidis, Massara and I all believe he should continue with us. From an economic point of view, it is true that I was not involved in many things, but we are all aware of what he gave us, “said Pioli.
For Ibra himself this is his second period with Milan. Despite being 38 years old, he was still able to contribute to the Rossoneri, leading the club to finish 6th in the final standings.