The San Siro chief described the Italian shooter as an “outstanding professional player” before leaving
AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis insisted that he still “absolutely respect” the departing goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, while acknowledging that the controversial Super League is “dead”.
When his contract expires at the end of the month, Donnarumma will end his six-year career at San Siro.
Milan finally could not link the 22-year-old player with a contract extension, but Gazidis had no dissatisfaction with the Italian shooter.
What did you say?
When asked about his imminent departure, the Rossoneri CEO declined to provide insights into negotiations with the player and his agent Minola Iola Roman sports.
“I don’t want to disclose details or time. I don’t know the limits of the relationship between Gigigio and Raiola,” Gazidis told Italian publications. “Of course, the final decision is always the players.
“What I can say is that Giggio is an outstanding professional player every day. In the last game against Atlanta, no one is happier to qualify for the Champions League.
“I have absolute respect for him, and respect for his choice. There is no negative accent. He did what he thinks is best for him. There are several reasons around him, but I don’t say which one.”
Donnarumma’s Milan record
Donnarumma represented Milan for the first time in 2015 at the age of 16, and has since made 251 appearances for the Serie A giants.
The Italian international also recorded 88 zero goals, but his name will only allow San Siro to win an Italian Super Cup victory.
Gazidis in the Super League
Gazidis continued to weigh in on the controversial Premier League opener that shocked the football world in April, acknowledging that the plan could not continue after 9 of the original 12 founding clubs, including Milan, withdrew.
However, after the top clubs face financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic, the 56-year-old businessman still believes that after the top clubs face financial difficulties, major changes must be made at the highest level, because he added: “The Chinese Super League , As it had envisaged, was dead. However, the problems that caused the project were not affected.
“Everyone in the football world, especially those responsible for supervision, must seriously reflect on the root causes of crime and what can be done together to achieve better and sustainable football.
“What Gianni Infantino said, don’t let me add…people talk about greed. Our club lost 200 million euros last year. Trying to chase zero, is the break-even point greedy? Is it greedy to say “If we reach, will we be happy? A loss of 200 million euros means that something has broken down. We are not unique, it concerns everyone. “