Leonardo’s revenge: Milan star to become his first summer signing

AC Milan former sporting director Leonardo wants to make goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma his first signing at Paris Saint-Germain.

Leonardo left AC Milan after just one year in charge. The former sporting director was tasked last summer with leading Elliot’s project for AC Milan. With only 20 days at his disposal, the Brazilian brought at San Siro players like Higuian, Caldara, Laxalt, Castillejo and Bakayoko. While in January, Leo signed Piatek and Lucas Paqueta for a combined fee of €70 million.

Unfortunately that wasn’t enough to keep Leo home. The former midfielder had significant differences with CEO Ivan Gazidis and decided to resigned at the end of the season. Coach Gennaro Gattuso followed his example too. However, Leonardo is expected to return in football shortly. He will be the new sporting director of PSG, several sources have confirmed, but he could take a familiar face with him in France.

According to Tuttosport, Leonardo’s first task at Paris Saint-Germain is to find a replacement for Buffon. The Italian legend left but another Italian goalkeeper could take his place. Leonardo wants AC Milan star Gigio Donnarumma to be the new goalkeeper of PSG.

Leonardo is well aware of the difficult financial situation of AC Milan and aims to take advantage. Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola is also back in talks with the rich French club. PSG are reportedly preparing a €60-65 million offer for the 20-year-old goalkeeper. A very tempting offer for AC Milan who could be forced by UEFA to sell one of their most prized assets.

Despite his young age Donnarumma has made over 160 appearances with the Rossoneri. At just 20, Gigio is also the starting goalkeeper of the Italian national team. AC Milan’s firm position is that no stars will be sold this summer, unless UEFA forced the club to do so. Soon Leonardo could return at San Siro, but this team as an enemy.

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