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Donnarumma to leave AC Milan on a free transfer

Italian goalkeeper set to end 8 year association with Rossoneri

22-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has decided against signing a new contract with the Italian side and will leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the 2020/21 season, club director Paolo Maldini confirmed.

The Italian goalkeeper joined the club in 2013 and made his debut for the club aged just 16 in 2015. He has been a mainstay in the team for the past 6 years, earning the number 1 shirt and also captaining the club despite his tender years. He has made more appearances (215) than any other player in the Serie A since his debut and has become the Italian national team’s first-choice goalkeeper. The Neapolitan helped AC Milan reach their first UEFA Champions League since 2013/14 this season.

AC Milan have stated that his insistence to request for a high salary as well as his agent, Mino Raiola’a influence on the deal made it impossible to move forward with the young keeper, and they have since agreed a €13 million deal to bring title-winning Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan to the San Siro as a replacement for Donnarumma. The French keeper has already had his medicals at the club and is expected to join up with his new teammates after the European Championship.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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