AC Milan have been urged to raise their contract offer in order to lock down the future of Gianluigi Donnarumma by Gianluca Di Marzio.
It is obvious that Paolo Maldini, Ivan Gazidis and the rest of the management consider Donnarumma to be a pillar of their project, but with his deal now in the final six months some steps forward must be taken to try and finally close an agreement over a new contract.
Gianluca Di Marzio spoke to Sky Italia about the future of Donnarumma and urged Milan to make an exception if they are to keep him long term.
“There are exceptions that inevitably have to be made for technical value but also because Donnarumma’s contract is about to expire,” he said (via MilanNews).
“I know that Milan are offering him more than he earns and I know that the COVID moment affects things but if he would leave Milan would have to find a replacement by spending big on the transfer market. Milan must make an exception for a player of this value.”
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) reports that the saga regarding Donnarumma’s extension seems to be no closer to resolution as the negotiation between Milan and Raiola is experiencing a stalemate.
Raiola is pushing for an agreement valid only until June 2022 or at the latest until June 2023 which gives the opportunity to evaluate things again in the short term, but Milan obviously want to lock Gigio down for longer, while the club will also not bow to every one of Raiola’s requests including duration, release clause and salary.