Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (22) will leave the top Italian club AC Milan this summer on a free transfer. The confirmed sports director Paolo Maldini on Wednesday evening.
“He was one of the protagonists, a leader and also a captain,” Maldini said on the TwitchChannel of the club, indicating that they would have liked to keep the goalkeeper. “It’s getting harder and harder for a player to start and finish a career in one place. We have to thank those who gave so much for the club and Gigio did it.”
There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about Donnarumma, whose contract expires on June 30th – he has been associated with Juventus Turin and Real Madrid in the past.
His advisor Mino Raiola is also said to have recently offered him at FC Barcelona. Until recently, Milan had tried to extend his expiring contract
The Rossoneri will not receive a transfer fee for the 22-year-old, whom ex-Milan icon Filippo Inzaghi described as “Europe’s best goalkeeper” earlier this year.