CM: Donnarumma up for grabs in Juventus-Milan clash – risk of another De Vrij case?

By Oliver Fisher -

The future of Gianluigi Donnarumma is still to be written, with Sunday’s game against Juventus carrying some extra importance.

As Calciomercato.com writes, Sunday’s match at the Allianz Stadium is worth much more than three points as whoever loses risks missing out on the Champions League, which is the European competition that matters given that it brings €40m into the coffers of clubs who participate.

The final top four is one of the factors which will determine where Donnarumma will play next year. Milan have offered €8m net per season but agent Mino Raiola wants at least €10m net that Juventus are ready to offer. Without Champions League though, it is difficult to make substantial investments and that applies to Juventus too, who registered €110m in losses for the first half of the current year accounts.

Therefore, Sunday evening will be a strange game for the goalkeeper who could challenge his next team. It is certainly similar to back on 20 May 2018 when Stefan de Vrij – who had agreed a deal with Inter despite being a Lazio player on an expiring contract – committed a foul on Icardi leading to a penalty which started the Nerazzurri comeback and allowed them to win 3-2. It was a win that sealed their Champions League place – and De Vrij’s – condemning Lazio to the Europa League.


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