In the latest turn in the contract saga of Gianluigi Donnarumma, one of the principal actors is poised to make a great concession to appease the teenaged talisman.
The Milan management are ready to hand over the captaincy of the club to Donnarumma from Riccardo Montolivo in a bid to retain the young goalkeeper. This appeasement also comes in the form of a sell-on clause for Mino Raiola.
According to La Repubblica, Milan is set to offer Donnarumma a cool €3.5 million per year, a massive increase from the measly €160,000 currently offered to one of the key cogs of Vicenzo Montella’s Milan machine.
The newspaper also believes that the Italian international could be offered the captaincy to show their faith in him.
In addition, Donnarumma’s agent Raiola could be given a 15% cut from any future transfer, similar to deal which saw him get €27 million from Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United.
It remains to be seen if Milan’s charm offensive can sway the young prodigy towards remaining at his boyhood club, instead of heeding calls from foreign giants.