Barcelona will make big changes ahead of the next season. While they are expected to sign players from different positions, AC Milan and Italy goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, has been reportedly offered to the Cules' board. Should the move finally happens, the first-choice keeper, Marc André Ter Stegen, would be put on the transfer list.
The 22-year-old's contract with the Rossoneri runs out in June, and he might not renew it unless his side gets into the 2021-2022 Champions League. Donnarumma has had an amazing rise in the soccer world ever since he made his first-team debut at only 16 years of age. From then on, he became Milan's regular starter between the sticks.
Still with a bright future ahead, the young goalie might be eager to jump to the next level if his side doesn't prove to be ready for it. Barcelona are always an attractive destination regardless of their latest form, and with ambitious plans for next year, it looks like an even more interesting option for the Italian star.
Donnarumma offered to Barcelona while Ter Stegen could see the way out
Gianluigi Donnarumma's future with Milan would depend on their finish to the Serie A campaign. If they fail to secure a top-four finish, the goalie will probably refuse to sign a new deal and seek other options as a free agent.
According to Spanish outlet As, the goalkeeper's agent, Mino Raiola, has offered him to the Catalan side. The move would reportedly take place if Stefano Pioli's team doesn't book a ticket in next season's Champions League, as the representative wants his player to feature at the top level.
Under a delicate financial situation, to say the least, Barcelona's signings will probably be free agents or may also try swap deals. Landing a player like Donnarumma, a 22-year-old goalie who already has many years of experience under his belt, would be a reasonable call by the club.
In normal times, the Catalans wouldn't consider selling Ter Stegen, but with the possibility of securing a top replacement for him, the German keeper could provide the club a much-needed money income. Recently, he has been through surgery on his right knee, but his recovery would only demand three months. By then, clubs might be interested in inquiring about him.
The upcoming soccer weekend might be crucial for the future of this operation. If Milan seal a place in the UCL, Donnarumma would extend his deal with the Rossoneri. If they fail to do so, however, the Italian goalie may move to Spain and force a Ter Stegen transfer.