Giornale: Milan take the power back from Raiola and Donnarumma – a bold but correct call

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s decision to let Gianluigi Donnarumma walk away for free at the end of his contract is a bold and brave one, but the right one.

Il Giornale (via MilanNews) writes that the Donnarumma saga had already gone on for too long and so Milan – with a ticket for next season’s Champions League in their pocket – decided to take back control and seal a deal for Mike Maignan without waiting for the decision of Donnarumma.

The paper writes how Milan were tired of waiting for Mino Raiola and the Italian goalkeeper who wanted to buy time. The last counter-offer from the agent came before Juventus-Milan at €10m net per season for two years without a release clause and was immediately rejected, with the Rossoneri management not at all keen on the idea of ‘renting’ a keeper for two years.

Milan’s move – effectively dumping Gigio to sign Maignan – displaced Donnarumma and his agent, who will now be forced to find him a team quickly to prevent distractions while the 22-year-old is at the Euros with Italy.

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  1. Unfortunately, we got a picture of the new Milan, which has no money to save the best players. That means that after Donnarumma, Colhanoglu, Romagnoli, Kesie, Bennaser, Hernandez will leave. Milan has 15 million to buy players who will play for 2 million per season and now we fans need to support the club and say it’s okay, NO It’s not okay it’s abnormal for a top club. Fans expect Milan to be famous again, it is a lie and a scam. Fans will soon understand the situation and will have to reconcile that Milan will from now on be just a breeding hen of young football players like Donnarumma, which ELIOT will release for free if the player asks for more money, which is logical if we understand that the player has become the best in the world. tell me which is normal and do they really think that the fans will swallow this story about how the Club is more important than the individual, I think it’s just selling fog than ELOT cooperation. The club is more important than the individual only if the circumstances are normal and if the individual causes problems to other players .. The club depends on the player and the budget of the club depends on the individual who will have his price on the market if he plays well and why clubs when a player sells become richer, not to let a player for free and not any player here the best goalkeeper in the world.

    1. Absolutely you are right, I don’t see any reason to release best player in the world for free because of his high demand, to me he deserve what he request.
      Maldini and co. Want to tell us that we can’t manage top players in future if a player can be release because of high salary.

  2. So maldini and co. Need to explain which kind of project is this, releasing best player for free simply because of high salary, if so then Milan can’t manage top players in future.

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