Gabriele Marcotti offers Man United encouragement about exciting 18-year-old goalkeeper

Serie A expert Gabriele Marcotti sheds light on talk of Gianluigi Donnarumma leaving AC Milan amid Premier League interest

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea Photo: The Sport Review

Gabriele Marcotti has backed AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to move abroad this summer.

The 18-year-old recently stunned AC Milan fans after the shot stopper confirmed his intention to leave the Rossoneri.

Donnarumma has less than 12 months remaining on his contract amid talk of a potential move to Serie A champions Juventus.

Manchester City and Manchester United have been linked with a move to sign the teenager ahead of the 2017 summer transfer window.

Indeed, Pep Guardiola could be in the market to sign a goalkeeper, with England number one Joe Hart widely expected to leave The Etihad this summer.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, meanwhile, has been regularly linked with a move to Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Speaking to ESPN FC about Donnarumma’s next move after the teenager confirmed his intention to leave Milan, Serie A expert Marcotti told ESPN FC:

“If he does go, he’ll go abroad. I don’t see him joining another Italian club.”

Manchester United signed De Gea in a £17m deal from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in 2011.

The Spain international was close to a move to Real Madrid before the move fell through at the final hour.

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