AC Milan have been praised by one newspaper for their efficiency in solving the Gianluigi Donnarumma saga by replacing him with Mike Maignan.
As reported this morning by il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), Donnarumma was convinced that Milan would raise their offer to him after Sunday’s win against Atalanta to secure a return to the Champions League. However, director Paolo Maldini – in agreement with the owners – decided not to improve the proposal of €8m net per season.
The paper adds how Milan come out with their heads held very high from this saga, as they decided to simply move on from Donnarumma after a long and drawn-out tug of war with Raiola. Milan now have a new starting goalkeeper who cost €15m (including bonuses) and will earn €2.5m plus bonuses for five years.
There are currently three possible destinations for Donnarumma meanwhile and they are Juventus, Barcelona and PSG. The Bianconeri had the advantage, but now an auction could be unleashed as Barcelona have strongly entered the race.