Gianluigi Donnarumma has the potential to develop into a legendary goalkeeper in Football Manager 2018. Learn more about the Italian goalkeeper.
Name: Gianluigi Donnarumma
Age: 18 (25/02/1999)
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Club: AC Milan
Value: £ 14M / € 15.25M
Est. Cost: £ 70M / € 75M
You would think AC Milan will be hanging onto Donnarumma for years to come, but we have seen the Italian being transferred on more than one occasion. In one of our saves Real Madrid picked him up for 49M fee, which could be seen as a real bargain. Thing is; if you want to buy him straight away, you will have to pay a very large fee, seeing he recently signed a multi-year deal. But, if you are patient enough, he will become available for a much smaller fee. Expected fee in the first season: 90M or higher. If you wait a few years; 50M at most.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is the best young goalkeeper in Football Manager 2018, there is no question about that. The lad is 18-years-old, but is already good enough to perform on a high level. Donnarumma’s best attributes are: Aerial Reach, Reflexes, Team Work and Jumping Reach. He has enough space between his current and potential ability to become even better. Eventually and without any injuries he will reach the level of Gianluigi Buffon.
For a goalkeeper with the qualities of Gianluigi Donnarumma, it is hard to point out any weaknesses or cons. But, if we have to name one: he lacks footballing skills to play as a sweeper keeper. He is right-footed only, which makes Donnarumma a threat when you want to build the play from the back, starting at your goalkeeper. Also, if you prefer to play a high defensive line, Donnarumma will have some difficulties covering the space behind it. With Acceleration on 9 and Pace on 11, he will arrive too late on more than one occasion.
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