The firm stance of AC Milan regarding Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract situation serves as a warning to Hakan Calhanoglu, according to a report.
As MilanNews writes, the Donnarumma saga and his now inevitable exit shows that Milan have values of a sporting nature, that include various economic, social and decision-making implications and the strong will of the management proves that preserving economic credibility and identity comes above all else.
This ‘historical precedent’ could have a knock-on effect regarding Calhanoglu as the playmaker is hesitating about a renewal, but with Milan’s decision on Donnarumma he must be aware now that the Rossoneri are only willing to be flexible up until a point before they start planning for life without him.
“Everyone is important, no one is irreplaceable,” has always been one of the most important phrases in the world of big clubs and in recent days it has been strongly reiterated by Milan. Maldini and Massara and have names and strategies to replace Calhanoglu, unless he proves quickly that he wants to stay.