Paolo Maldini believes Gianluigi Donnarumma is the best goalkeeper in the world as Milan try to keep the Italy star.
Donnarumma has established himself as the undisputed number one keeper at boyhood club Milan since debuting as a 16-year-old in 2015, however, his future is often a topic of discussion.
The likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have been linked to Italy international Donnarumma, who is out of contract in 2021 as Milan look to discuss a new deal.
And Milan technical director Maldini heaped praise on Donnarumma prior to Sunday’s 2-0 Serie A victory over Roma at San Siro.
“It is certainly Milan’s duty to try and keep hold of an important player like Gigio, for what he represents as a symbol, a player who came up through our youth academy and, in my humble opinion, because he is the best goalkeeper in the world,” Maldini told DAZN.
The future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also making headlines after joining Milan on a free transfer from LA Galaxy in January.
Ibrahimovic has scored four goals in 10 games across all competitions since returning to Milan for a second spell.
The 38-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign and Maldini added: “As for Ibrahimovic, these are two different situations. Gigio’s contract is not running down, whereas Ibra’s is.”