Some background has emerged on AC Milan’s decision to move on from Gianluigi Donnarumma and sign Mike Maignan as his replacement.
Gianluca Di Marzio spoke to Sky (via MilanNews) about the situation and began by saying the excellent relations between Milan and Lille facilitated the deal for Maignan, in addition to the fact that his deal was about to expire in the 2022 and how Milan moved well in advance.
Regarding the Donnarumma negotiations, Di Marzio claims that the two parties never got to talk about commissions for Mino Raiola despite what has been reported, mainly because Milan’s salary offer to Gigio was not accepted. The commission was not the obstacle to the negotiation, therefore. Milan had already decided on Maignan before Sunday evening, so even if on Monday Donnarumma and Raiola had lowered their demands, the Rossoneri would have replied that another goalkeeper has already been signed and that they arrived late.
The journalist adds that Donnarumma doesn’t have an agreement with another team but it seems his time at Milan is over, because it was the club’s choice not to wait for him anymore and Gigio not to accept the offer put forward.