AC Milan have decided to bid farewell to Gianluigi Donnarumma and director Paolo Maldini announced the decision in typically classy fashion.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes this morning how Maldini will have wanted a different ending, but in the end he was unable to influence the decision of Donnarumma who only had money on his mind. Gigio did not keep up with expectations, overwhelmed by his own delusions of wealth and spurning the chance to become a real club legend due to his exploits and those of his agents.
Maldini said goodbye to Donnarumma in his own way, stating yesterday: “We must have respect for those who have given so much to Milan and Gigio has never disrespected us. The roads are divided, I can only wish him the best.”
It was a concise statement but decisive and balanced at the same time and it is the correct way to bid farewell to Donnarumma rather than to arouse any ill-feeling. The Milan director has tried to put an end to the story to help the stability of the team, meaning Donnarumma will leave Milan with no twists expected. The club waited a long time, then decided to make a decision.