Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not leave AC Milan on free transfer if he is forced to depart, according to the latest reports.
A new crossroads has emerged regarding Donnarumma’s future just as it did in 2017 as his current deal expires in 2021, meaning a renewal must be agreed before next season or Milan must consider selling the 21-year-old to avoid the risk of losing him on a free next year.
We reported yesterday via our market expert Vito Angele that Donnarumma’s renewal is a formality. During a meeting between the soon-to-be manager Ralf Rangnick and CEO Ivan Gazidis in December, the German was told that the Rossoneri intend to extend the goalkeeper’s contract.
Journalists Luca Marchetti and Peppe Di Stefano spoke about Donnarumma situation, and their words were transcribed by MilanNews.
Di Stefano: “Donnarumma has a strong bond with Milan. It is a double bond. For me, Gigio Donnarumma will never leave Milan on a free transfer because he has immense gratitude to Milan for what he has been and for what he has brought in these years.
“There are two ways: either Milan are calling Raiola in the next few hours and they are trying to draft a contract renewal which will have to start from the current 6 million euros with all the possible formulas.
“The second solution is for Gigio to leave this summer but he doesn’t want to leave for free. He wants to leave Milan with a fortune. From what we know there will be contact in the next few days.
“After the dialogues on Ibrahimovic and Bonaventura’s 35-day renewals, the dialogue for Donnarumma could start. The desire of the player who has a great connection with the Rossoneri environment will be important.”
Marchetti: “I’m curious to know when Raiola and Milan will talk about what kind of agreement they will be able to find. The clause is a solution and could postpone a possible departure of Donnarumma. I have no doubt that Donnarumma does not want to leave AC Milan on a free transfer.”