Agent Mino Raiola has in fact not been the driving force behind Gianluigi Donnarumma’s decision to leave AC Milan, a report claims.
According to this morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) Donnarumma had decided to leave Milan a long time ago despite an initial contract renewal proposal proposed by Ivan Gazidis at €8m net per season.
Gigio made the assessment that Milan were a ‘comfort zone’ that had become not too beneficial for his career and his intention was to reach the deadline and independently evaluate his future. Paolo Maldini was aware of all this, so much so that he immediately started negotiations over Mike Maignan.
Mino Raiola’s personal desire nor the infamous commissions requests never came into the situation as per the newspaper. Regarding the future, the goalkeeper’s desire is to play for Barcelona, his favourite club outside Serie A. Juventus and PSG have been interested in him in the past, but without ever moving concretely.