Some more of the background regarding Gianluigi Donnarumma’s exit from AC Milan has emerged, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) writes that the crux was not the commissions that agent Mino Raiola was requesting – in fact what filters from Milan is that negotiations never got as far as that – but rather it was the initial salary request that is the overwhelming cause of Donnarumma’s exit.
The Rossoneri felt like the offer they put forward was enough as they already showed willing to breach their internal salary ceiling with a bid of €8m net per season, which would have made Gigio the highest paid player on the team. This was obviously not enough, and therefore the final decision was reached.
The paper adds that there is no acrimony on the part of Milan towards Donnarumma; the club have no intention of publicly criticising him or damaging relations with Raiola and the goalkeeper has the right to prepare for European Championships in peace and to choose his next team. In this regard, the duel between Juventus and Barcelona must be noted.