CorSport: Why replacing Donnarumma with Maignan was the right move by Milan

By Isak Möller -

Milan decided not to renew the contract of Gigio Donnarumma at the beginning of this summer, unwilling to meet the goalkeeper’s demands. The No.99 has now joined Paris Saint-German, but the Rossoneri made the right choice. 

As explained by today’s edition of Corriere Dello Sport (via MilanNews), once it became clear that a renewal was impossible, Milan did everything right. If they had met Donnarumma’s demands, then it would have been very expensive.

Instead, they were able to move in time and secure the services of Mike Maignan, who was one of the best goalkeepers in the top five leagues last season. Not only did they put an end to the situation early, but they also got off better financially.

Maignan’s salary is nowhere near the demands of Donnarumma and what he will earn at PSG. Furthermore, the Rossoneri paid just €13m plus €2m in bonuses to Lille, as the goalkeeper’s contract was due to expire in 2022.

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Tags AC Milan Gigio Donnarumma Mike Maignan


  1. What a stupid article. So losing a potential 100m in transfer fees was a smart move??? LOL. What a joke. Stop defending a horrible business decision. We should have signed him then sold him if we could not afford him long term. Period. Has nothing to do with Maignan. Enough of these trash articles trying to defend a terrible business decision.

    1. Who would pay 100 millions to Milan, plus his salary? All the big ones are covered. He should lower his salary and stay (if loyal to the colors of our beloved club)

    2. And you’re just a typical Dunning-Krueger normie. Transfer fee isn’t the only thing that counts in the balance sheet.

      Go play some Football Manager and learn something first before commenting.

  2. At Juro i think the club decision is the best in this case. even if we sign him for 2 years and after the first we couldnt find a buyer because they knew the contract is short time and he will soon become a free agent again..the only mistake Milan made was losing him for free..letting him of the wage bill as a smart move too

  3. Dollaruma should have been sold 2 season ago. That is the only mistake. Keeping him to stay to his final season.

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