Gigi Donnarumma is a very well known name among Football Manager players, touted as the next Buffon it's no wonder every real football fan knows who this wonderkid is.
Currently playing at AC Milan and the tender age of only 18 years, this gem has plenty of time for development. Bear in mind that goalkeepers will peek and play the best football of their careers in late 20's and early 30's. In the case of little Gigi, he can already step into the first team football no matter which club you are managing.
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First let's take a look at his development and career stats, and then we'll take a look at his transfer availability.
Gianluigi Donnarumma starting FM18 attributes (2017 season)
Gianluigi Donnarumma FM18 attributes 5 years on (2022 season)
Gianluigi Donnarumma FM18 career stats (2022 season)
Gigi Donnarumma's starting ability is already astonishing considering this is a youngster goalkeeper at the start of his career. Nevertheless, Donnarumma develops considerably and almost reaches his full potential in only five years into the game, at the age of 23. He has good personality traits, being fairly determined and ambitious. There's no real weakness to his game, and shot stopping is unquestionably one of his main qualities. Biggest change in attributes can be seen in the Goalkeeping department.
Career-wise, we can see that he averages at about 7 point mark, which is very good number considering goalkeepers do get lower marks in Football Manager 2018 compared to other players. Statistically, Gigi has at least 15 clean sheets per season. Again a high number, and bare in mind his stats and performances will only get better as he gets older.
Gianluigi Donnarumma FM18 transfer info
The best advice when it comes to Donnarumma and any possible transfer is to get him as soon as possible. Gigi has a minimum fee release close of 40.5 million in his contract. Bid that amount and snatch the Buffon heir from AC Milan. Be prepared to offer him a hefty wage, as he already enjoys 180K per/week deal with the Italian giants. If you miss the opportunity to bid early in the game, you might end up paying 60M, but again this is peanuts given the player you'll have at your disposal.