Milan could be in line to save over €85m by switching from Donnarumma to Maignan – the figures

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan appear to be in line to save a lot of money with the decision to sign Mike Maignan as Gianluigi Donnarumma’s replacement.

According to what Fabrizio Romano is reporting on Twitter, Milan will pay a transfer fee of €13m to Lille plus add-ons which could bring the deal to €15m. In a follow-up tweet he mentions that Maignan meanwhile will earn a salary €2.8m net per season with Milan.

Doing some calculations, we can work out that Milan will save what is likely to be in excess of €80m by changing goalkeepers. Multiple sources have claimed that Donnarumma was demanding €10m net per season for a five-year deal, which will likely mean his new club will shell out €50m net in total or €100m gross when factoring in tax.

In addition, MilanNews are reporting that agent Mino Raiola was asking for as much as €20m in commissions for Gigio to resign with Milan, making the whole package come in at around the €120m mark.

If Romano is correct regarding the Maignan figures, then it will be an initial fee of €13m with a €2.8m net per year salary for the Frenchman, which totals €14m net or €21m gross, when factoring in the Growth Decree that allows players from abroad to have a 50% tax discount if they stay for more than two years.

There may be a small commission to factor in but it has not been disclosed implying it is insignificant, thus bringing the total cost of the deal to around €34m – a saving of €86m compared to Gigio’s package.

READ MORE: Donnarumma said goodbye to Milan team-mates after Atalanta win – the background

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  1. It also saves us from dealing with Raiola. Only Romagnioli and Zlatan and then we shouldn’t deal with that mercenary anymore.

    1. I think Zlatan is a man, Raiola can’t tell him what to do. He tells him to find a deal, there is no option where he doesn’t sign where he wants so there is no problems with Zlatan staying. Donnarumma is special obviously, Milan even paid his mediocre brother 1 mil a year to train with top players and he will just leave. We will soon find out about Romagnoli, what is he made of.

  2. No regret for captain deputy. I think Milan management do good and realistic decision. Maignan is also a very good goalkeeper. By the saved money, Milan can improve several position. Milan also can do the same thing for the captain and replace him with Lille CB, Sven Botman (20 years). Calhanoglu also can GO, and replace with better No. 10, De Paul.

    1. De Paul is also Raiola’s player, there are better players for that money. He is similar to Calha, nothing special really. If he was he wouldn’t spend 5 years at Udinese.

  3. What Gigio did actually very disappoint duo to his position as player who grow-up in Milan. Leaving Milan without bargain fee for the club is so disgusting. Kaka, Shevchenko, Silva, and Ibra were leaving the club to save the club and they love the club so much. I think most of Milan legends will disappoint with Gigio.

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