After nine years at the club, it seems Gianluigi Donnarumma’s era at Milan is set to come to an end as the club have decided to take a stand.
According to MilanNews, the management’s courageous move to not renew arguably the best player on the team was painful but dictated by necessary conditions. Milan always come before any player and Mino Raiola’s demands for Donnarumma have always been very high, around €10-12m net per season and a commission of €15-20m on signing.
Maldini and Massara feel that their offers have always been snubbed without proper discuss and with this in mind, Milan decided to take precautions by signing Mike Maignan, and then decided not to wait any longer for Donnarumma.
Gazidis together with Maldini and Massara and with the support of the ownership Elliott Management have decided ‘not to give in to blackmail’ because doing so would have meant postponing the matter for a couple of years.
The report adds that Raiola has always wanted Donnarumma to leave Milan for free and did everything to make it happen, even refusing an excellent offer from the club. Donnarumma had everything to become a symbol of this Milan and to break records, but his time here is over.