De Gea’s Man United future could cause European goalkeeping ‘domino effect’

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According to recent reports in Italy, AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to leave the club next club. However, with uncertainty surrounding several top-flight keepers in Europe, Manchester United number one David De Gea’s long-term future could prove instrumental in causing a potential chain reaction.

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That’s according to TuttoMercatoWeb, who claims Donnarumma is expected to leave the club when his contract expires next month.

Despite months of negotiations, both parties have failed to agree on a renewal with the highly-rated Italian now sounding out his next destination.

In an attempt to quickly replace their regular keeper, AC Milan is close to landing Lille shot-stopper Mike Maignan in a deal worth £14.7m.

However, as Donnarumma’s next destination remains unclear – there are claims both Juventus and Real Madrid are keen.

With that being said, Real Madrid offloading Thibaut Courtois seems unlikely – especially when it’s also suggested Los Blancos’ preferred keeper is Man United’s De Gea.

Where it gets interesting though is – should De Gea leave Old Trafford, TMW claim the Red Devils will be forced to ‘evaluate a new opportunity – which could prompt an approach for Donnarumma.

To summarise, any potential goalkeeping movements across Europe’s top-flight leagues could depend on the possibility of De Gea leaving Man United.


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