Despite AC Milan making two sacrifices to try and satisfy Gianluigi Donnarumma it has not been enough so far, according to a report.
Calciomercato.com writes that Milan not only showed willingness to increase Donnarumma’s net salary to €8m per season, but they also opened up to the idea of a two-year “bridge contract” to avoid the possibility of farewell on a free transfer, but so far there has been no agreement reached.
Now the question becomes whether the 22-year-old will choose to opt for loyalty to the Rossoneri colours or the prospect of moving to an already established top club and increasing his pay even further.
Technical director Paolo Maldini spoke before Parma-Milan and was clear on the issue: “Not to be bound eternally is a choice that one makes and carries forward over time, sometimes it gives satisfaction and sometimes not. I know what I have available from the club, to make a deal you need two happy parties.”
The report claims that his words mean this: Milan have presented the maximum offer that they can, take it or leave it. There will be no more attempts to revise the offer upwards, so now the ball is in the court of Gigio and Raiola.
Elliott Management have a project which has been strengthened in certain principles by the global economic crisis that has also heavily affected the world of football and which requires a reflection on its costs. Now, the identification and purchase of younger players will become the norm among all clubs not only Milan.
Talks of loyalty and attachment to the shirt are anachronistic and out of fashion, but the Donnarumma question has reached a fundamental step and the keeper must take a position.