The story of Gianluigi Donnarumma is difficult to understand, unless we know that his agent is Mino Raiola, the same one able to bring Paul Pogba to Old Trafford. Some days after they announced that the goalkeeper won’t renew his contract with AC Milan, expiring in June 2018, now they are able to sign a new deal until 2022.
When Donnarumma refused to sign his renewal deal, many European clubs were very happy because they could target one of the best youngsters in the continent. Among them, Real Madrid showed a lot of interest because they could find the perfect replacement for Keylor Navas. However, PSG were also able to offer him up to €13M per year, but the Italian player rejected the offer.
Now, Donnarumma is about to sign a new contract with AC Milan. He’ll get €6M per year until 2022, when his new contract expires. The new release clause will be fixed at €50M if AC Milan don’t qualify for the Champions League or €100M if they get the ticket to Europe. The first one is an affordable price for the goalkeeper if Los Blancos want to sign him in the next summer, although the possibility of Donnarumma playing at Bernabéu is now unlikely.
However, until the agreement is made official the plot of this story can give us another twist. Donnarumma had a foot outside San Siro and even his current club threatened him to leave him out of the squad one year, pushing him to renew his contract. If Donnarumma had left the club for free, he could have sealed a great deal with a top European club, giving even more money to his agent, Mino Raiola.
After this decision, the odds of Keylor Navas staying in the Spanish capital are higher. The Costa Rican goalkeeper said that he’ll fight against everybody, so his willingness is to stay at the club. Now the only option to replace Keylor is David De Gea, who continues in the Manchester United squad for the next season and he should be an important player in the return of the Red Devils to the Champions League.