Real Madrid great Iker Casillas has urged Juventus to sign AC Milan starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The Spain international sees the teenager as the natural successor to Juve’s long standing stopper Gianluigi Buffon.
Iker said that Juve should sign Donnarumma and then loan him out until Buffon retires.
Gigio has become an integral part of Milan’s first-team, but his future has come under doubts due to a contract dispute.
Casillas has called for Juve to take advantage of the situation and sign the Italy international.
The World Cup winner, who is now on the books at Porto, told Gazzetta dello Sport: “They should take Donnarumma. Leave him on loan for a year or two until Gigi retires and then bring him to Turin.
“If I were to bet on a young goalkeeper it would be him. There’s no-one else in Europe, there isn’t another 18-year-old with so many qualities.
“Obviously he still has to mature for a year or two, but his qualities are obvious.”
He also spoke about his own future, with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain among those to have been linked with a move for his services: “I’m on standby.
“I have a clause which allows me to stay at Porto for another year, but I’m reflecting. We’ll decide together.”
“As far as I’m concerned, Serie A is a good option. There are big teams, the football is important and I like the country.”
“Now I’m in Portuguese exile, but yes I’d like to come to Italy. Then it would be beautiful to play against Gigi again, wonderful.”