Real Madrid have been linked with moves for David De Gea, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Thibaut Courtois this summer, but which goalkeeper should Zinedine Zidane pursue?
The Friday papers claim Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho values De Gea at £100m amid interest from Real, who are also reportedly monitoring Thibaut Courtois’ contract situation at Chelsea.
The reports come one day after it was revealed AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma would not be renewing his contract at the club, with his current deal set to run out in 2018.
Donnarumma will not sign Milan deal
AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be signing a new contract, the club confirmed on Thursday.
The 18-year-old is widely seen as the heir to Gianluigi Buffon’s throne in Italy, having earned his first senior international cap aged 17 years and six months. Real have been installed as odds-on favourites to sign the Italian this summer.
There is also the small matter of Keylor Navas, Real’s current man between the sticks. The Costa Rican ‘keeper helped Los Blancos win La Liga and the Champions League, while he has kept 34 clean sheets in 97 matches for the club.
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But should Zidane stick with Navas, zero in on Italy’s wonder kid or cast his net towards the Premier League?
Have your say in the poll below, while we’ve also profiled each goalkeeper – with 2016/17 stats provided by Opta – to help you form a decision…
David De Gea
Age: 26 Club: Manchester United
De Gea was named in the PFA Team of the Year for a fourth season after keeping 14 cleans sheets for United. The Spaniard boasted a save percentage of 71.8%, which just edges out Premier League rival Courtois, en route to United finishing sixth in the table.
Age: 18 Club: AC Milan
Donnarumma has started every Serie A game since making his debut at 16 in October 2015. The Italian conceded more goals per minutes last season in comparison to the other three goalkeepers, but what stands out is his save percentage (76.4%) which is all the more impressive because he was called into action far more often than De Gea, Courtois or Navas.
Age: 25 Club: Chelsea
Courtois took home the Premier League Golden Glove award for the first time after keeping 16 clean sheets from 36 games, two more than De Gea could manage for United. The Belgian also achieved the best minutes-per-goal-conceded ratio of all four goalkeepers, having shipped in a goal every 116 minutes.
Age: 30 Club: Real Madrid
Navas played 27 league matches in goal for Real, making just five clean sheets in the process. However, his save percentage is greater than Courtois and De Gea, having made more stops than them in fewer games.