Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract renewal will certainly be one of the priorities for AC Milan in the coming weeks, seeing at the goalkeeper’s agreement at the San Siro expires at the end of the season. Negotiations with Mino Raiola in this sense are expected to be very tough.
In fact, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport (via milannews.it), there is currently a great distance between the two parties in several aspects: the player’s salary, the inclusion of a release clause, the duration of the contract and the objectives of the Rossoneri project.
At the moment, there is a lot of silence and if this status quo remains, Donarumma would potentially be free to negotiate with another team from January. This is a situation that Milan want to absolutely avoid.
However, at first glance it seems difficult. According to the Milanese paper, Raiola wants a salary of about 10 million euros per season, which is an unsustainable figure for the club. But many factors will count in the search for a compromise: the very important will of Donnarumma, the competitiveness of the team and clearly the management’s counter-offer.
Another obstacle is the inclusion of a release clause in the contract. In the past, the club strongly opposed this option and even now the Rossoneri are not enthusiastic about the matter.
But Maldini and Massara are aware of the complexity of the negotiations and that a meeting point with Raiola could be found on the basis of the inclusion of a satisfactory release clause.
It is important to note, however, that Donnarumma’s desire to remain at Milan is clear and strong and this indirect assist will have to be exploited well by the Milan management to recover ground in a difficult clash of interests.