Man United considering move for Gianluigi Donnarumma: report

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Man United have added Gianluigi Donnarumma to their list of transfer targets.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is approaching a crossroads in regards to his goalkeepers. David de Gea’s ability seems to be dwindling, while Dean Henderson is sat waiting patiently in the wings.

Well, stories coming out of Italy, namely Fichajes (H/t Team Talk), say differently. In fact, they throw a surprise name into the ring; Gianluigi Donnarumma…

Apparently, United are considering a move for the talented 21-year-old who is available for free, due to a contract that expires this summer.

What’s also intriguing is that Fichajes report that David de Gea will also be put up for sale. It’s thought that Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are all keen on our superstar Spaniard.

If a De Gea sale is sanctioned, it’d be a straight shootout between Henderson and Donnarumma for the starting job.

Would a move for Donnarumma make sense?

Well, he’s obviously talented. The young Italian already has close to 250 professional appearances under his belt, which is a bucketload of experience for someone who doesn’t turn 22 for another few days.

It also tells us Solskjaer may not be completely sold on Henderson. Why else would United go out there and sign someone else who wouldn’t be content with sitting on the bench.

My initial thought is that Donnaruma is so attractive because he’s available for nothing. Though I’m not sure it’s the right move at this point in time. Other areas need prioritising, while competition in Donnarumma will be fierce. I’d urge United, Solskjaer and Edward Woodward to approach this one with caution. We’ve been here before with big-name signings that just haven’t worked out…

Would a Man United move for Gianluigi Donnarumma make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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