There is a definite hurdle to Juventus’ pursuit of Gianluigi Donnarumma in their poor financial situation, according to a report.
MilanNews writes that it is no longer a secret how Juve are admirers of Donnarumma, but what seems more complicated is the idea that they will sign him and give him the €10-12m net per season that would be needed and is being demanded by Mino Raiola.
Juventus, from an economic point of view, are going through a very difficult period and the stress of Covid on football finances has undoubtedly worsened the situation. The Bianconeri closed the first half of the 2020-21 season with a clear drop in revenues from €322.3m in the previous half-year to €258.3m in the current season, with a loss of over €113m.
In the press release from the club upon the revelation of the budget, there was open talk of the possible sale of players to settle the balance sheet. In such a situation, the salary of Donnarumma appears rather prohibitive.