Legendary Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Buffon has nothing but praise for AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma made his Milan debut against Sassuolo in October due to injury to Lopez, and has been ever present since, keeping Lopez on the bench, and is already being described as Buffon’s successor in the Italian national team.
“Donnarumma is doing great things as he hasn’t shown any fear in taking on a stadium like San Siro, despite playing for a big team like Milan,” Buffon told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Along with showing great personality, he has great skills technically and physically.
“However, the thing I like most is that we are talking about a youngster who is doing all the right things, which is key in a career.
“The media has also done a good job and they haven’t put too much pressure on him. I see measured statements, which is what should be done with such a young player.”
Donnarumma has made 12 Serie A appearances since making his debut in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo back in September, keeping four clean sheets in the process.