Only Two Serie A Players Earn More Than Gianluigi Donnarumma After His New Deal
Gianluigi Donnarumma's u-turn is complete, with the 18-year old goalkeeper now expected to sign an new and improved deal with AC Milan.
No official announcement has been made as of yet, but reliable outlets such as Di Marzio and Sky Sports Italia are reporting the news.
After turning down the initial offer on the table from the Rossoneri and it looking like he would be moving on after receiving plenty of backlash from supporters, Donnarumma is said to have rejected a much better package from PSG, where he would earn €13 million per season, to renew with Milan.
With wages of €6 million-a-year, The Italian will now earn more than his master, Juventus and Azzuri No.1 Gianluigi Buffon (€4 million), as part of his new deal, and is the third highest-paid player in the league on the whole.
Donnarumma becomes the 3rd highest paid player in Serie A- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 3, 2017
According to data obtained by Gazzetta Dello Sport back in September, only Roma captain Daniele De Rossi and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain are ahead of Donnarumma when it comes to wages in the Italian top flight.
De Rossi, who recently extended his stay at the Stadio Olimpico, was said to be earning €6.5 million per year in the study, while Higuain is reported to be on close to €8 million.
Raiola made Donnarumma the 3rd highest paid player in Italy while securing a peanuts buyout clause if Milan don't make CL. Che negoziatore.- RG⁶ (@registability) July 3, 2017
Gigio Donnarumma is now earning more than Buffon and is the third highest paid player in Serie A as an 18 y/o.- Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) July 4, 2017
Donnarumma's deal, set to be announced soon, will contain a €100 million (£88 million) release clause that will drop down to €50 million if big-spending Milan don't qualify for next season's Champions League.
Donnarumma :arrow_right: 2 release-clauses into his contract with AC Milan:- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 3, 2017
- €50M if Milan will NOT be in UCL 18/19
- €100M if Milan will be in UCL
Mino Raiola strikes again.
What do you make of the Donnarumma situation on the whole? Given that he could potentially be there goalkeeper for years to come, is he worth the hefty wages? Or is it mental that an 18-year old is earning such an amount?
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