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.