Gigio Donnarumma has decided to leave Milan when his contract expires at the end of the month and the Rossoneri have already signed Mike Maignan. However, the No.99 doesn’t have a new club yet.
The situation is a tad worrying for the goalkeeper and Mino Raiola, as few teams are willing/able to make such a significant investment these days. Not even Juventus have jumped on the opportunity for one specific reason.
They still have Wojciech Szczesny on their wage bill and would need to part ways with the Pole to make a move for Donnarumma. This was explained by the journalist Enzo Bucchioni, as cited by MilanNews.
“Allegri would gladly keep Szczesny, but he certainly wouldn’t say no to Donnarumma. It’s an expensive operation, but on a free transfer, getting a top goalkeeper for the next twenty years is a good deal.
“The silence of recent weeks and the feeling that the track has cooled down is only due to the fact that Juve are proving the potential sale of Szczesny. Should the Pole leave, then Juve would call Raiola for Donnarumma one minute later,” he stated.
It remains to be seen where Donnarumma will end up, but it’s clear that Milan called Raiola’s bluff in the renewal negotiations. There never was another offer and now the agent has to work very hard to get one.