Former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia has pleaded with Gianluigi Donnarumma to sign a new contract and stay with the club.
The Rossoneri face a crossroads regarding the future of their star shot stopper as his contract expires next year, meaning the club must either agree a renewal or seriously consider selling Donnarumma this summer to avoid the risk of losing him for free.
We reported earlier in the week via our market expert Vito Angele that Donnarumma’s renewal is a formality, and during a meeting between the soon-to-be manager Ralf Rangnick and CEO Ivan Gazidis in December the German was told that the Rossoneri intend to extend the goalkeeper’s contract.
Angele added that Donnarumma wants to stay and be important in Rangnick’s project, so now it’s up to Milan and Mino Raiola to find an agreement, also because the manager sees him as a key player.
Interviewed by Tuttosport, Marco Amelia – who was between the sticks for Milan from 2010-2014 – spoke about the future of Donnarumma.
“Gigio, please: renew! Seriously, he has plenty of time to go elsewhere. Renewing and being part of AC Milan’s restart would be wonderful,” he said (via MilanNews24).
“We always talk about Milan, one of the largest clubs in the world. I believe that the club should do its part. Donnarumma is the best Italian goalkeeper and, in perspective, his renewal would give great credibility to the work program.
“He must be one of those 4-5 players you have to rely on and if he stays, he would have a positive impact on the market. I wish him to write the history of Milan and aim for the records, for appearances and for victories in Milan.
“He is a serious, golden boy who deserves all of this. Two years ago I went to meet the team in retreat before a Roma-Milan with coach Gattuso and I saw that this guy has AC Milan’s DNA.”