The Italian goalkeeper feels tons of loyalty and love for his boyhood club.
Gianluigi Donnarumma said he’s focused on AC Milan as the star goalkeeper expressed his love for the Serie A club amid talk of a move away.
Donnarumma has established himself as the undisputed number one goalkeeper in boyhood club Milan since debuting in 2015, but his potential is frequently a subject of discussion.
The likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have been connected to Italy global Donnarumma, who’s out of contract in 2021 as Milan seem to explore a new deal.
“The Rossoneri colors mean a great deal to me, since I grew up here,” the 21-year-old stated in a Q&A through the club’s official stations, set to be published in full on Friday.
“I’ve always been a Milan fan and I can not help but give my best for this shirt.
“The first aim is the one I share with the club and the one we’ve set ourselves at the start of the season.
“The personal goal is to always give my best and try to concede as few goals as you can.”
Milan were in the Serie A table and 12 points adrift of the Champions League places before the postponement of soccer as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
League leaders Juventus have been aided this year by a scoring spree from Cristiano Ronaldo – a participant Donnarumma concedes he has been concerned about lining up against.
“I’ve faced many great forward, but I have always emphasized Ronaldo the most,” he said.
Serie A, like most leagues round world, are set to be suspended for the foreseeable future with Italy’s minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora recently announcing a return in early May is unlikely.
“The forecasts which made us believe we could resume sports contests in late April or May, have been overly optimistic given the development of the health crisis,” he told Rai 3’s Chi l’ha visto.
“I can say for sure that, if the resumption of sporting events will exist, it will definitely begin again behind closed doors.
“It is impossible to think differently, but I have some doubts with regard to the date of May 3. Sadly, this medical crisis is continually associated with its evolution. We must adapt our decisions quite often to the outbreak.”