MN: Numerous factors suggest that Donnarumma is set to stay at Milan this summer

By Oliver Fisher -

There are a number of factors which seem to point towards Gianluigi Donnarumma staying at AC Milan this summer.

That is according to MilanNews, large-scale investments will be extremely complicated even for the so-called big club this summer on the back of the Coronavirus emergency, which will have a huge economic impact on the whole of football.

Milan will not use Donnarumma in a swap deal of any kind and will accept only cash for their prized young goalkeeper, a figure of around €50million at present.

Another fundamental aspect is the will of the player, as Gigio does not seem to want to leave Milan at all, even more so at a time like this. Moving abroad would be a gamble and Juventus, the only Italian club who could buy him, will hardly invest huge amounts for a role they already have covered by Szczęsny.

The salary discussions should also not be underestimated too: various clubs will have to trim their wage bill, so much so that the net €6million that Donnarumma earns could become a big figure.

Moving from Milan to earn the same amount, or even a lower sum, would not be convenient even for Raiola himself.

Now the situation seems more open, and there is even the talk of a one-year or two-year extension – even at €6m-a-year – which would push the current crossroads further down the line.  Considering how much the Rossoneri will save from other salary cuts (€30-50m gross), it would not seem an insurmountable obstacle.

At that point the goalkeeper could tie himself to Milan with a longer agreement or be sold at a fairer price of up to €100million.

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