Former AC Milan goalkeeper Antonio Donnarumma has revealed that his brother Gianluigi Donnarumma has no regrets about leaving for Paris Saint-Germain and seeing the Rossoneri win the Scudetto.
Donnarumma’s exit aroused plenty of disappointment and anger in his decision to reject Milan’s contract offer in favour of joining PSG. Many believe that he chose to leave in the wrong way, having constantly professed his love for the Rossoneri but in the end allowing a situation to happen where he left without the club receiving a fee.
He has not exactly had the smoothest of rides in Paris either as he has had to accept a rotation role with Keylor Navas thus far, while he had to watch Milan lift the Scudetto the first season after his departure.
His older brother Antonio spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about Gigio’s decision to join PSG and also what he himself learned during his time at the club as the third-string goalkeeper.
Is Gigio happy in Paris too
“Of course, he is very happy at PSG. Is he hoping to play more? I read like you that the new coach Galtier could put an end to the alternation with Navas, giving him the starting shirt. Clearly I will not enter into the merits, but I can tell you that for a goalkeeper counts to play as much as possible.”
Does he have any regrets for not having experienced the Milan Scudetto?
“No regrets, I repeat, he is happy where he is and with the choice he has made. Likewise, my brother is a big Milan fan and he was delighted to see the Rossoneri celebrate.”
You spent four years at Milan as the third goalkeeper, almost never seeing the field with the weight of that famous one million euro salary. Would you make the choice again?
“Without a doubt, yes. I’ll tell you one thing: after four years of training at Milan I became much stronger, it served me a lot. It was then the closing of a circle, because I had already been in the youth squads, even reaching the first team. Of course, I missed the pitch, but I always trained at my best and I was ready when I had to play.”