AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has confirmed that goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will remain with the club next season, but will be free to leave the following summer. This decision has led to a serious backlash from fans as Donnarumma was pelted with fake euro notes and Dollarumma chant during Italy's U21 clash against Denmark.
"If I was in Donnarumma's place, I would stay at Milan for a few more years", Cassano said to Sky Italia of the keeper, who has also been linked with Juventus and Manchester United.
"I kind of saw it coming", Fassone told the club's official Youtube Channel. I will analyse and evaluate all of them, but our project is clear.
"He told me, 'I want to stay at AC Milan, I don't want to leave.' One aspect leaves a bitter aftertaste: legitimacy should always go together with ethics".
However, things took a different turn after the club's hierarchy met with the player's agent, Mino Raiola, who later claimed that the player was being bullied by the management at the club and could now leave for free next season.
"I appreciate what Mister Li, who is following this situation with me on a daily basis, is making me perceive, we do not need someone to give us handouts, offering €15-20m for Donnarumma".
"In any case, I would've found a way of keeping Donnarumma with my abilities, finding a middle ground to let him stay for a while at Milan and then make the big move of his lifetime".