MN: Donnarumma’s renewal is tough but Milan exit is tougher – why Juve won’t sign him

By Isak Möller -

In the last few months, there have been many rumours about the future of Gigio Donnarumma, whose contract will expire in the summer. It’s not exactly a surprise, considering the quality of the goalkeeper. 

As highlighted by Matteo Calcagni of MilanNews, there is no doubt that the Juventus environment is allowed to dream about signing Donnarumma. However, when looking at the case with the reality lens, logic is heading in a different direction.

The Bianconeri aren’t exactly in an excellent financial situation and they haven’t secured Champions League yet, weighed down by very hefty wages. Furthermore, they already have a deal with Szczesny until 2024, valued at €6.5m per year net.

Although Donnarumma would technically arrive for free, that isn’t the case when you consider the commissions of Mino Raiola (his agent) and the salary of about €20m gross per year. In total, it would be an operation well over €100m.

In addition to this, the goalkeeping position isn’t one that Juventus desperately need to reinforce. Even with Donnarumma in goal this season, they wouldn’t have been closer to the Scudetto, at least not by much.

As Calcagni continues, nobody can say for sure if Donnarumma will remain at Milan or leave after the season. However, it’s clear that even if the renewal is difficult, leaving the Rossoneri for another club is even tougher.

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6 Comments

  1. Jj says:

    This is so stupid. This analysis is like trying to cheer oneself up when reality has already slapped you in the face. It’s like if you had a hot girlfriend that wants out…so you keep telling yourself the other guy ain’t all that when in reality the writing is on the wall.

    Raiola’s commission is effectively a transfer fee and that’s a very small transfer fee to pay for such a good GK. 100M is over the course of the operation not amortized. Amortized, it’s probably closer to 25M per year gross. Juve can afford that easily. Plus they have enough assets they can sell to cover in terms of wages. Buffon (2.5), Bernadeschi (7.5) easily covers Donnaruma’s 10M request. If Douglas Costa goes that’s another 11M off the books. Come on guys. It’s not that dire for Juve

    1. supertjx says:

      You have to tell the hot girlfriend that it’s your way or the high way. You have to man up. If she doesn’t like it, she’s welcome to go find some other guy. It’s her loss.

      And because of who you are, know that you will find another girl who is even hotter.

      1. Jj says:

        Not sure the analogy I gave was the best but what I’m saying is that the “journalist” is basically saying Juve can’t afford Gigio when in reality they can. He sounded like he was comforting himself by making stuff up about finances. If Juve can spend over 90M per season on Ronaldo they can spend 20M on Gigio. They’re already spending that much on existing players like Douglas Costa so why not

    2. Abanjo2003 says:

      though I agree with what you said initially but you don’t see that Donnarumma won’t really go to Juve to become the second choice behind Wojciech. So I really. don’t think he’d leave Milan tbh

      1. Jj says:

        If Donnaruma goes to Juve, Wojciech will play second fiddle to him not the other way around. There isn’t a better keeper in Italy than Donnaruma. Gigio is far better than him. I think Wojciech will want out and they’ll keep Buffon as back up until he retires/get a better backup

  2. Milanello says:

    Another one of Raiola’s scumbags.
    Kick the mercenaries out, they will never have enough money.

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