Gianluigi Donnarumma tells AC Milan he will not renew contract

Hope Soto
June 16, 2017

"I want to remind you that we sent him an offer ten days ago, which we thought was more than important".

Following a day filled with speculation surrounding exactly where AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will end up following the club's admission that he will not sign a new contract, one of the Rossoneri's former stars has had his say on the matter. The player made his technical, economical and personal considerations and has chose to reject it.

Milan will now have to decide whether to cash in on the 18-year-old, who is widely regarded as the brightest goalkeeping prospect in world football, or allow his contract to run down and receive what is likely to be significantly smaller fee through a tribunal.

The 18-year-old has made 68 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri and four for Italy since making his breakthrough in October 2015, and some outstanding performances have attracted global interest.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has offers from real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

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Donnarumma, who stands at 1.96 metres, is one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe.

'This decision saddens us but we go forward, Milan goes on'. "We were caught off guard because we had hoped that Donnarumma will be the goalkeeper "Milan" for a long time", - quotes the words of Fassone official site "Milan".

"Naturally, the decision leaves a bitter taste in the mouth", lamented Fassone. They'll be approached by what has been conservatively estimated as anywhere around 11 teams to take on his services, but top rivals Juventus are sure to be near the top of the list of interested parties.

Sky Sport Italia reports the Italian has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, whether it be this summer or on a free transfer in 2018.

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