PSG’s New Signing Gianluigi Donnarumma Becomes The Most Valuable Free Agent Signing Ever

Published 07/15/2021, 2:29 PM EDT
Credits: SportPesa Kenya


The Italian team stormed past the competition to win their second European championship recently. While players like Federico Chiesa and Locatelli impressed, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma stood out of the rest.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The 22-year-old was a wall for the Azzurri. With crucial saves in games and his impeccable performances in the penalty shootouts, Donnarumma was arguably the best keeper in the tournament. Due to his incredible performances, the Italian prodigy became the best player in Euro 2020 Finals.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Gianluigi Donnarumma becomes most valuable free agent signing ever

While the goalkeeper certainly is turning heads in the international stage, Donnarumma certainly wants to excel in club football. The Italian, who was a free agent, recently accepted a lofty contract from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain.

Given that the ex- AC Milan goalie has so much experience despite being only 22-years-old and is coming off of an excellent Euro 2020 finals, Donnarumma’s market value has skyrocketed to a whopping €60 million. With his recent signing with the French giants, the Italian has officially become the most valuable free agent signing ever.

This could prove to be a bargain for the French giants. Given that the Italian goalie is only 22-year-old and probably entering his prime, his stock is likely to increase exponentially if he continues to perform at such a high level.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

After an unprecedented season where big European clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan were hard hit by the pandemic, clubs like PSG had a clear advantage. With clubs unable to meet lofty contract demands, PSG swooped in to sign the best free agents.

These free agency signings are the club’s masterstroke. Not only these players add incredible value to the team, the French giants do not have to pay a hefty sum to other clubs for players who otherwise are cornerstones of their clubs.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

After bringing in the likes of Ramos, Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi along with Donnarumma, PSG look like a formidable team. With a stacked roster now, they have become one of the favorites to win the Champions League next season. Will the new signings finally do the trick for PSG and help them win their first European title in decades?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Aditya Mohapatra

1016 articles

Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories