Mirabelli urges Donnarumma to consider Juventus move; accuses Maldini of lack of courage

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli has given yet another inflammatory interview regarding the current state of his old club.

Mirabelli joined Milan back in 2017 when Yonghong Li bought the club from Silvio Berlusconi, and oversaw a reckless spending campaign before leaving a year later.

He has previously been outspoken about his time with the Rossoneri – such as having an agreement in place to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and the huge fine he gave to Leonardo Bonucci.

Now, Mirabelli has given yet another interview regarding his former club, this time to Tuttomercatoweb, and his words were transcribed by MilanNews.

He began by discussing the future of Gianluigi Donnarumma, urging him to consider a move to Milan’s rivals Juventus.

“Today it will be even more difficult to work on renewal of Donnarumma. Milan are obliged to renew him or put him on the market,” he said.

“For the future, given the level and age of the player, I say: look at Juve.

“In football, you need patience. I experienced it too, we started a job. It has been decided to change everything and it seems to me that this change in Milan happens too often.”

Mirabelli also discussed Zvonimir Boban’s interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, one which looks like costing the CFO his position at Milan after the way he hit out at Ivan Gazidis.

“I liked his interview, he was not afraid of anything or anyone. I don’t understand others who are silent on defending their place,” he said.

“Maldini? I would not name anyone, but you have to have the courage to deal with certain things. Boban, unlike others, showed courage.

“Maldini has been at AC Milan for two years. Boban just arrived and had to give him time. But it is time and work that determine the results.”

Tags AC Milan Gianluigi Donnarumma Massimiliano Mirabelli Paolo Maldini Zvonimir Boban