Gianluigi Donnarumma Responds To Suggestions He Is Leaving Agent Mino Raiola
Just over a week ago, news broke that Gianluigi Donnarumma had turn down a new contract at AC Milan.
With a year remaining, Milan were desperate to tie down their prize asset to a new and improved contract, and are said to have offered the 18 year-old a €4.5 million-per-year deal, with bonuses also coming into play.
The club's CEO Marco Fassone issued the following statement, making it abundantly clear that Donnarumma won't be staying with the club beyond 2018:
"Raiola informed us that Donnarumma has made a definitive decision not to renew the contract with Milan.
"We had made a strong proposal. The player evaluated it and made some evaluations that were not just economic, but he told us that he does not wish to renew the contract and his time with Milan will therefore conclude by June 30, 2018.
"We were taken by surprise, as we had hoped Donnarumma would be the goalkeeper taking Milan into the future. Naturally, the decision leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but now we have to go forward."
Immediately after the rejection was announced, PSG, Juventus and Real Madrid were linked with the 18-year old, but some reports had suggested the situation appears to have improved slightly, with Donnarumma signing a new deal still a possibility.
It had been reported that Donnarumma could well sack Mino Raiola as his agent, with his family said to be unhappy about the way he has handled the whole situation.
So Donnarumma has the time to clarify that he loves Raiola but can't take the time to say anything about his future to Milan fans.- Rossonerohouse (@rossonerohouse) June 25, 2017
Donnarumma staying with Raiola lol- Sam (@Pogbaesquee) June 25, 2017
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I'm not the least bit surprised- David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) June 25, 2017
Donnarumma and Raiola are the new Tommen and Cersei- Susan Everdeen (@AllStarsLA) June 25, 2017
Donnarumma is a great goalkeeper, but seems like an atrocious human being better suited to Inter Merda than a disciplined, (1/2)- Mārcus Rāmpērsād (@miwsher) June 25, 2017
In a stunning turn of events, Mediaset report Gianluigi Donnarumma could sack his agent, Mino Raiola, and sign a new deal at AC Milan. pic.twitter.com/6EdGuL6oQl- FTS Football (@FromTStands) June 24, 2017
According to Quotidiano Sportivo and La Nazione, Donnarumma is ready to drop Raiola and hire his father as his agent. pic.twitter.com/yWpgko0RUi- AC Forza Milan/News (@ACForzaMilano) June 25, 2017
However, the AC Milan goalkeeper, who had remained tight-lipped regarding his situation until now, has denied parting ways with the 49-year old super agent.
He took to Twitter to have his say:
Translated into English, the Tweet reads: "#Donnarumma #Raiola Yesterday, today and tomorrow".
Here's how Twitter reacted:
The best thing we can do is renew Donnarumma, add a big relause clause and move on. His love for his terrible agent makes it impossible.- AC Milan News (@MilanHouse) June 25, 2017
Will Donnarumma put pen to paper on a new deal or will he leave Milan on bad terms?
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