AC Milan made the decision to move on from Gianluigi Donnarumma and to sign Mike Maignan as his replacement before he slipped away, it is claimed.
It is now a closed chapter, but Donnarumma’s exit aroused plenty of disappointment and anger in his decision to reject Milan’s contract offer in favour of joining PSG. Many believe that he chose to leave in the wrong way, having constantly professed his love for the Rossoneri but in the end allowing a situation to happen where he left without the club receiving a fee.
Gianluca Di Marzio has now given the full recollection of how the Donnarumma saga went down.
“Donnarumma was in tears on the pitch after the Atalanta game because he knew it was his last game. He was told few days earlier that Milan signed a new goalkeeper,” he said.
“It was Milan’s decision to not wait for Donnarumma, while he wanted to wait and see if Milan will participate in the Champions League. Milan could not wait because Roma joined the race for Maignan and they would have risked losing him.
“In my opinion if on Monday after the victory in Bergamo Donnarumma was called to Milan headquarter he would have signed the contract extension.”
Di Marzio: “Donnarumma was in tears on the pitch after the Atalanta game because he knew it was his last game. He was told few days earlier that Milan signed a new goalkeeper [Maignan].”pic.twitter.com/apCtlojZsj
— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) November 14, 2021