The Curva Sud Support Milan Against Mino Raiola
Milan fans have hit out at agent Mino Raiola, accusing him of holding the club to ransom over the future of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma’s contract is up for renewal in 2018, with the club trying to convince the 18-year-old to sign a new deal. However, Raiola is delaying entering into negotiations, saying he is working in his client’s best interests. As a result, few members of Milan’s ultras unveiled a banner in favor of the Rossoneri.
“We do not accept blackmail. Continue like this, Milan”, said the Curva Sud banner in front of Casa Milan on Tuesday.
The Milan fans also released an official communication expressing their view of the situation. “We are writing these words, unfortunately, because we feel that the situation which has arisen is crazy.
“We are talking about a phenomenal player, but one who is still very young and is in the hands of a conscienceless agent. It is incredible that one person can keep in check a club like Milan and also an 18-year-old who goes from kissing his shirt each Sunday to being the subject of discussion.
“The player’s own wishes should be taken into consideration, and also the club’s wishes. The main aim of the agent is to find an agreement and insert clauses which work in his own favor, like he did with Juventus and Pogba, earning loads of money on a future sale”, the statement published on curvasudmilano.it read.
Donnarumma is still on youth terms at Milan, earning an estimated €160,000 a year until 2018. A new deal would see him earn up to €5 million a year. The San Siro side are keen to resolve the goalkeeper’s future before he joins the Italy under-21 squad for the European Championship in Poland next week.
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