Donnarumma To Stay At AC Milan For Another Season Despite The Contract Situation

Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma gestures to fans after the match.

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AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has confirmed that the club will not look to sell Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer, but he might leave for free next season.  

Having rejected a new contract from AC Milan, Donnarumma must have hoped for a quick exit during the ongoing transfer window, but it now looks like the goalkeeper might need to wait.

The Italian shot stopper, who rejected an extension with AC Milan recently, has just one more year left on his contract.

Talking to the official website, AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone said: “If he (Donnarumma) wants to leave, he will be free at the end of the the 2017-18 season. Now we will be open to offers for Donnarumma. I will analyse and evaluate all of them, but our project is clear.”

The CEO then went onto stress on the fact that the club won’t look to sell the player unless they receive a very good offer.

AC Milan's CEO Marco Fassone and coach Vincenzo Montella talk before the match.

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He added: “We made it clear both with him and our supporters, Donnarumma is staying here. If any club wants him, they will have to pay what he is worth, otherwise he will stay here for the whole season and then next year he will be free to make his own decisions.”

The 18-year-old is touted as the best goalkeeping talent to come out of Italy since the legend Gianluigi Buffon. As a result, the wonderkid is a target for a number of clubs, including the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus.


Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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