When you thought the Gigio Donnarumma saga was finally done and dusted, with the goalkeeper set to leave Milan for free, new reports have emerged. In fact, Mino Raiola allegedly tried to convince the Rossoneri to reconsider.
Milan made their final renewal offer to Donnarumma a while back and when they secured Champions League qualification, they were waiting for a response. However, that never arrived as the goalkeeper seemingly was waiting on a new offer.
In the end, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara acted quickly on the market, bringing in Mike Maivnan from Lille for €13m. The departure of Donnarumma has since been more or less confirmed, but new reports have emerged on the events that took place.
According to ESPN’s Gabriele Marcotti, once Milan called Raiola’s bluff, the Dutch-Italian agent went back to the club to see if ‘they were willing to reconsider’. If true, it just goes to show that Raiola indeed was bluffing.
Not sure what the question is… but my understanding is that he went back to Milan to see if they were willing to reconsider
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) June 3, 2021
In follow-up tweets he went on to add: “I don’t think it was a tactic. Milan made his client an offer, he turned it down, Milan went after a different keeper. And he checked to see if there was still room to make a deal. I think it’s unlikely that he comes back to Milan because Milan signed Maignan plus Raiola would have to accept Milan’s terms.”