Gigio Donnarumma decided not to renew his contract with Milan, which will expire at the end of June, and is now one step away from joining Paris Saint-Germain. A decision that many football legends have questioned.
Dino Zoff, the Italian goalkeeping legend, is the last in line to do so as he was interviewed by Radio 24 (via MilanNews). Considering that Milan are now back in the Champions League, the decision to leave baffled the 79-year-old.
“Donnarumma? He’s on an extraordinary path to becoming a great player. I don’t want to judge the decision of leaving, but what does going to PSG change if you’re already at Milan? Maybe he got some more money, but at 22 I don’t think it should be the most important thing,” he stated.
According to L’Equipe, Donnarumma will earn €8m net per year at his new club, which is roughly the same amount Milan offer (€7m plus €1m in bonuses). With that in mind, the reason behind the No.99’s decision isn’t exactly more clear.
Either way, both Donnarumma and Milan have moved on. The Rossoneri quickly secured Mike Maignan, a very good goalkeeper, from Lille and they got him for just €13m. Therefore, it was even the cheapest option.