Brocchi on Donnarumma’s decision to leave: “It hurt me as well as the Milan fans”

By Isak Möller -

Although the negotiations were always a struggle, it still came as a bit of a surprise when Gigio Donnarumma decided not to renew with Milan. As has been confirmed, he will continue his career with Paris Saint-Germain. 

The goalkeeper is considered one of the best in the world and his departure is obviously a blow for Milan, given that he left free. On the other hand, his salary demands were way too high and he would’ve cost more than Mike Maignan in the end.

Former Rossoneri player and manager Christian Brocchi was interviewed by Tuttosport, as cited by MilanLive, and he shared his thoughts on the No.99 leaving. In what was a very honest response, he stated that the exit hurt him.

“If I expected Donnarumma’s decision? Honestly no. It was a choice that hurt me as well as the Milan fans. Personally, I consider Milan a family and I would have liked to see Gigio with the Rossoneri colours throughout his career. But I can’t judge him in a negative way because I know he always gave 110% for that jersey,” he stated.

As mentioned, taking the transfer fee and salary into account, signing Maignan actually cost Milan less than what it would’ve cost to keep Donnarumma. In that sense, the management made the right decision.

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Tags AC Milan Cristian Brocchi Gigio Donnarumma PSG

1 Comment

  1. Juro says:

    “As mentioned, taking the transfer fee and salary into account, signing Maignan actually cost Milan less than what it would’ve cost to keep Donnarumma. In that sense, management made the right decision.”???? How is that a good decision?? Losing your most valuable asset and best player at his position in WORLD for ZERO $ is a good decision??? That’s insane. Pls stop defending the club. This was a disaster. WE screwed up letting his contract wind down and not resigning in summer. We had to pay for our mistakes but we’re too proud to reward a guy who always gave his best for Milan and asked for market value in a new contract. Guess what Donnaruma is worth now after winning Euros and winning player of tournament lol. 10M (which is what he wanted to stay at Milan) is a fkn bargain now. And all this BS about Maignan transfer fee and salary cost less than what it would have been to keep Donnaruma makes no sense. Your assuming we had to keep Donnaruma for the entire 5 year new contract. We could have signed him then transferred him this summer next summer, etc…so please let’s all just admit we fucked up and now we have no $$ to buy quality players – but hey at least we have our pride? LOL. There is no pride in sports it’s a fkn business. Period. Now let’s see if we are stupid enough to let the same thing happen to Romagnoli and Kessie. Both should be sold this summer IF they do NOT sign extensions. It’s business. Too bad we don’t know how to run one.

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