Milan and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s representative Mino Raiola are still unable to agree on the terms of a new contract. This is because, besides other obstacles, Donnarumma’s agent Raiola wants €20m in commissions.
The sides are at odds in the contract extension negotiations due to the goalkeeper’s wages.
The Rossoneri are offering the 22-year-old €8m a year, but the player’s side want €10m.
They also cannot agree on the term of the contract. While Milan want to sign the world-class goalkeeper on a five-year contract, agent Mino Raiola is insisting on two years. He does not want his client committed to a single club for long.
Another obstacle, and one which we find ridiculous as well as unnecessary, in the negotiations is Raiola with his requests.
Donnarumma’s agent Raiola wants €20m in commissions, or at least up to that amount, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport. The exact amount will depend on the terms of the player’s contract, no doubt lower if Raiola gets his way.
However, and naturally, Milan do not want to pay that much.
Donnarumma has played 36 games for them in the current Serie A season, and 12 of them with clean sheets. But they may now have to let their prized goalkeeper leave.
The Alternative – Barcelona
Raiola has offered Donnarumma to Barcelona, reports As.
He has proposed they sign him as a free agent if Milan fail to qualify for the Champions League.
So, besides obstacles of wage and term negotiations, there is also pressure on Milan to finish in the top four.
A Barca transfer could come if the Rossoneri don’t qualify for the Champions League at the end of this season.
If Milan qualify for Europe’s premier tournament, though, the 22-year-old goalkeeper may remain at the Milan club.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are interested in Donnarumma’s potential move as it would allow the Blaugrana to sell goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen.
Barca had no plans to sell the German initially. But the dire financial situation may see them capitalize on his high transfer value.
Raiola’s Lofty Demands
Raiola is also demanding 15 million euros for the transfer of another star client- Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. He’s placed a ludicrous price tag of €600m, the sum total, on the young striker.
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could thus continue his career in La Liga.
In light of all of Raiola’s movements, we must ask – just how much money does one man need? When will this man’s (and simultaneously club owners’ too) bottomless pit of greed stop dominating the world of football transfers?