In recent months, there have been many rumours regarding the future of Gigio Donnarumma. The goalkeeper’s contract will expire next year and AC Milan are keen on renewing it, but there is a problem.
Donnarumma currently earns €6m per year, which is already a lot, and the Rossoneri don’t seem willing to offer him pay rise. In fact, as part of the youth revolution, a €2.5-3m wage cap will be introduced at the club by CEO Ivan Gazidis.
Of course, there will be exceptions and the 21-year-old is one of them. According to Alessandro Jacobone, Milan may have found a solution for the renewal: a few years added to the contract and a release clause of €50m.
#WhatsApp Ci si avvicina alla possibile soluzione per il rinnovo di #Donnarumma. Pochi anni ed inserimento di una clausola prestabilita (50mil c.a) che liberi il giocatore in caso di non mantenimento delle promesse di competitività della squadra. Ne stiamo parlando su #MMP pic.twitter.com/j2Ax4VFH2Y
— Milanista Non Evoluto – Alessandro Jacobone (@NonEvoluto) May 26, 2020
The clause, however, would only be activated if certain goals aren’t met by Milan. Although it would put pressure on the club to perform, €50m is ultimately better than losing him for free next summer.