He arrived in Milan at the age of 14, and made his debut in the first team at the age of 16, thanks to Siniša Mihajlović. It soon became clear that one of the greatest pearls of Italian football is growing on San Siro.
However, six years later, Gianluigi Donaruma left Rossoneri, and the club did not earn anything. He finally spoke out and claims that the decision to change the environment after the expiration of the cooperation is only his.
Milan and Donnarumma's agent Mino Raiola "fought" for a long time. They also fought four years ago to extend the cooperation. He did a great job with his famous football worker and made a big salary for his client - 6,000,000 euros per season.
At the same time, another member of the Donnarumm family arrived at the San Siro - his older brother Antonio. Three years later, negotiations on a new co-operation began. The Rossoneri have finally started to record results worthy of their reputation.
The long-promised Champions League has become a reality. It seemed that the young goalkeeper would commit to a new loyalty to the club. Everyone who thought so was mistaken. After the masterful editions at the European Championship, Donnarumma initialed a far more lucrative contract with Paris Saint-Germain - 12,000,000 euros per season.
Although the general impression is that Raiola is behind his departure, Donnarumma claims that this is not the case. "Certain decisions take more time to mature. I have always made professional decisions on my own. My family has always allowed me to make my own decisions and supported me."
"Mino too. He fully respects the wishes of his clients and then does everything to put their demands into action. "
He claims that he did not talk to other teams until he left Milan. "I left Milan and I had no contacts with other teams.
I swear. But I was sure that in case of good performances at the European Championship, someone would show up." In the end, as a free agent, he strengthened Paris Saint-Germain and became part of the historic transfer window for the club from Prince's Park.
PSG also hired Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Lionel Messi as free players in a couple of months. 60,000,000 euros have been set aside for Achraf Hakimi. He points out that he will always be a Milan fan, but that he wanted to make a step forward.
"Milan is my home, I was there for eight years and I will always be Milan fan. However, life is made up of choices and I wanted to continue to grow." Leaving San Siro enabled him to share the locker room with the Messi.
He never hoped for that. "I couldn't believe I was going to meet him here. This is a dream team."