AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says Pepe Reina’s arrival from Napoli will not mean an exit for Gianluigi Donnarumma. In another shift in the ongoing goalkeeper drama, Mirabelli seems confident that both Reina and Gigi can be at the club together at the same time.
“We had the opportunity to get him for free - and we think it was useful strategically,” Mirabelli told Mediaset Premium of Reina. “We’ll have a lot of competition, Reina can help us off the pitch, in addition to his contribution on it. We need people with experience and he’s one of those.
”I already told your other colleagues [in the media] that it’s not just down to Donnarumma, it involves everyone. A player has to come to us and tell us he doesn’t want to stay. That’s not the case with Donnarumma.
”If that does happen, there would also have to be a club ready to meet Milan’s asking price. For now, neither condition has been reached.”
Mirabelli has not locked on a price for Donnarumma should he set one, but with reports that Liverpool and PSG are ready to shell out over 60 million Euros it seems the race for Gigi is on once again and Milan will need to make a decision again on what to do with the teenage phenom.
We’ll keep you updated.