GdS: The solution for Donnarumma’s renewal – it involves the departure of three players

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan may be able to find a way to give Gianluigi Donnarumma the money he would demand to renew his contract at the club, a report claims.

Just like back in 2017, Milan are once again facing a crossroads regarding the future of their star young goalkeeper. With his contract set to expire in 2021, the Rossoneri must find a way to renew his deal before summer or they will sell him – as per most outlets – to avoid the risk of losing him for free in a year’s time.

Many reports have suggested that the situation regarding a renewal is bleak too, as CEO Ivan Gazidis wants to impose a salary cap which is well below that of the €6m-a-year Donnarumma currently earns.

According to Wednesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport however – as cited by MilanLive – there may be a plan in place.

The savings produced by the farewells of Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura and probably also Pepe Reina – reports the newspaper – will get a lot of money of the wage bill and could therefore fund an exception to the cap.

Gazidis wants a maximum player salary of around €1.5-2m per year, so it would have to be a big exception assuming Mino Raiola would not let his client take a pay cut, while on the other hand the €50m+ his sale could generate would be a great relief for the club’s accounts.

Donnarumma – who is happy at his boyhood club at present – does not want to leave, but ambitious projects at big European clubs could force him to do so, in order to compete for objectives seemingly unattainable with the Rossoneri currently.

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