Photo: Donnarumma finally unveiled as a PSG player – Maldini comments on his exit

By Oliver Fisher -

Paris Saint-Germain have finally confirmed the signing of free agent Gianluigi Donnarumma after the goalkeeper left AC Milan.

Donnarumma decided to depart Milan, the team he came through the youth academy at, despite the fact that they confirmed a return to the Champions League with a second-placed finish last season.

The 22-year-old has had his say on the exit, implying that it was merely a career choice and insisting he is still attached to Milan, while PSG have now confirmed on their official website that the Italian goalkeeper has signed a five-year contract until 30 June 2026.

Technical director Paolo Maldini has now had his say on the parting of ways as he spoke to DAZN.

β€œHe is a big loss for us even if we have signed a great goalkeeper. He grew up in our academy and seeing what he has done at Milan, the fact that the story is interrupted hurts a little. It is right to think about the past but the future is more fascinating,” he said (via MilanNews).

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  1. Maybe one day we will get them back! Hope they will be in a place to pay them what they want rather than being heavily restricted.

  2. So here’s my take on Donnarumma and Hakan.

    Donnarumma says it was a ‘career move”. Ok well lets look at the facts. He was making 6M/year, we offered 8M/year (5 year deal) and Raiola wanted 20-25M in commission. Milan would essentially buy Donnarumma for 65M. Donnarumma says that he turned down Milan offer because he needed a new challenge to develop even further. OK, so he turns down Milan who plays in UCL next season and goes to the french league and PSG. PSG offers him 10M and tells him that he will play the league games while Kaylor Navas will play the UCL games…. So he got 2M more to play in a inferior league and NO UCL (which is what he said he always wanted to play)….. How is this a step up in terms of development?

    Now on to Hakan. He recently claimed that Pioli was the only one who really wanted him at Milan. Huh…so thats why he refused to sign a contract for sooo long, thats why he decided to wait through the Euros? ok maybe, Or was it the money? Well he gambled to say the least – he thought that he would dominate in the Euros and get a great offer from some other club. Instead he failed in the euros and the only club that would get him was Inter. Why? well it is tempting for Inter to take a Milan player for free, but they also needed to replace Chrisitian Eriksenafter what happened to him in the Euro’s – so Hakan got lucky and left for Inter – he goes to a club where he is a band-aid player, not because he was wanted by everybody – but because Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest, all it took was 1M more.

    I think both player made a mistake, Hakan may or may not succeed at Inter – but I dont think he’ll be anything more than he was at Milan – inconsistent at best. Donnarumma is a very good player no doubt – but I dont see him developing much more in PSG, He will enjoy his money though….

    What happened to players that truly listened to their hearts like Maldini & Totti (he could have gone for the big money in Real, Barca, Unitied anywhere really – but stayed in Roma)

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