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Donnarumma has high hopes for his AC Milan career

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Gianluigi Donnarumma has said that he one day dreams of becoming captain of AC Milan, and says he could easily stay a one club man, pledging his career to the Rossoneri.

Donnarumma made his first-team debut last October, at the age of 16. Given a chance by then manager, Sinisa Mihajlovic, he has held the starting spot ever since. His debut season was a definite highlight in an otherwise dismal season for Milan, and his excellent performances caught the eye of some of the other ‘big’ European clubs, most recently to Chelsea FC.

Talking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Donnarumma states that he is really keen on renewing his contract with the club, and is happy to remain a one club man for the remainder of his career.

I’m really keen on renewing my contract and I’d be pleased to think that my relationship with Milan will be an enduring one. I am the kind of person who could easily imagine spending all of my career with the same club. Since I have always been a Rossoneri fan, I would also say that it would be a dream to wear the captain’s armband. One thing at a time, though, obviously.

Donnarumma made 30 Serie A appearances last season, and is relishing his role as first choice goalkeeper for the club. Seen as the heir to Gianluigi Buffon’s throne in the national team, his desire of wanting to stay at Milan and one day become captain should allay any fears Milan fans of his departure anytime soon.