It’s not exactly a secret that Gigio Donnarumma’s contract will expire at the end of the season, very much in the spotlight of the media. However, Stefano Pioli insists this hasn’t affected the goalkeeper’s performances.
In particular, during today’s press conference (via MilanNews), the manager was asked about the confrontation between a delegation of the fans and Donnarumma. Although the latter left the encounter in tears, it hasn’t affected him on the whole.
Donnarumma and the ultras, how much does the situation weigh on the player?
“At the moment, surely all of Milan and the players have only one goal, that is Milan’s interests and not personal interests. I have no doubts about the professionalism of the players. There is no certainty about the future but we are only focused on tomorrow’s match and the season.”
Have you talked to Gigio and how has he been this last week?
“I talk to him as with all his teammates and we talked about tomorrow’s game. We talked about the strategy for tomorrow. He and his teammates are focused on tomorrow’s game,” he stated.
As mentioned, Donnarumma’s contract will expire in the summer and there is still no renewal in sight. The parties are still far off when it comes to the salary, but there are also other factors that need to be solved.
In other words, the renewal is far from certain even though it seems the No.99 wants to remain at the club. Qualifying for the Champions League will probably be crucial for the agreement, for all that it means.