Vincenzo Montella believes AC Milan goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma is changing the outlook of goalkeeping.
Donnarumma has established himself as the first choice goalkeeper at Madrid since 2015, displacing Diego Lopez, who has been sold.
The 18-year-old Italian has made 65 appearances and has kept 22 clean sheets, he has also been touted to take over from Buffon at Italy.
“Gigio is changing the way of being a goalkeeper,” he told Milan TV. “His shirt, for instance, is one of the most sold, and this is really something rare for a goalkeeper.”
Montella’s future at Milan is quite uncertain, but he hopes it is all just speculations.
“I have really fond memories of Ancelotti,” he added. “He was the first manager I followed when he was at Chelsea and I was starting my career as coach.
“He taught me a lot and I am really grateful for this.
“Here at AC Milan, I would like to achieve the same as him, but I know it won’t be easy. What I can say is that I have a sense of belonging to this club.”