Serie A giant AC Milan are keen on keeping highly sought after goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma but the club says they are frustrated with the player’s agent Mino Raiola.
The new sporting director of the club Massimiliano Mirabelli made the revelations.
Donnarumma has a year left on his current deal with the San Siro but top sides are open to signing him. The 18-year old shot stopper has been decent in his role for the club, winning the hearts of top clubs. With the recent completion of the Chinese takeover of Milan, Mirabelli was part of the changes at the club.
The director wants to keep the club’s best players of which Donnarumma is one. He remains optimistic of convincing the player to stay at the club as they set rebuilding plans in motion.
“All we needed to do was look Donnarumma in the eyes to see if he wants to stay at Milan, and we could see that he wants to. But now we have also got to talk with his agent. We wanted to talk with him to understand how much the lad is attached to these colours.
“Milan are still an attractive club, considering that together with Real Madrid, we are the club with the most titles in world football. Now, after we have seen what his intentions are, we will speak with his agent, but that is the most difficult part,” Mirabelli said.
Raiola does seem not to share as much optimism about the youngster remaining at Milan Funzone. He said he wants to see how ambitious the new owners are, their plans for the future and all that before his client could commit to a long term deal.
Milan are struggling to make continental tournaments for a while now, so it is wise for players to see the investments and plans on the table before committing their futures. Mirabelli is trying to convince them all of the plans in motion but with their position on the table, they would likely not play in Europe next season.