Gianluigi Donnarumma has hit the headlines again - this time after the examination board and school in charge of his studies showed their disappointment in Donnarumma after the young goalkeeper skipped school to hit up the beaches of Ibiza with his partner.
La Gazzetta dello Sport have published a letter from Professor Elda Frojo - the head of the exam board responsible for Gigio’s exams, who showed immense disappointment. If successful, Donnarumma would graduate from the Leonardo da Vinci Vigevano institute and add another string to his bow. Despite genuine extenuating circumstances emerging to prevent the exam in the U21 Championship that took place last month, Gigio has avoided his resit, scheduled for him and has headed out - seemingly without explanation.
According to the Professor, Donnarumma showed ‘behaviour that is a serious disrespect to the school, the board and the students’ - what’s more, the Professor launched a huge criticism - noting that students with severe issues have attended the exams, but not Donnarumma.
Due to the high-profile nature of the incident, Valeria Fedeli, the Italian Minister for Eductation decided to intervene. The Il Partito Democratic politician stated that ‘sports and studies are not incompatible, let his body and brain be together’ and added that she hoped that Donnarumma would take his exam seriously next year.
While Gianluigi is clearly to blame - one has to wonder about the influence of his agent, Mino Raiola and the events that have unfurled. One has to wonder if this has got to Gigio, who can’t seem to sign on the dotted line - despite wanting to.
Picture the scene - you’re Mino Raiola and you’ve got a gifted client. He clearly wants to stay at AC Milan, his family wants to stay at AC Milan, and he’s got some pretty important school exams coming up. What do you do?
Your answer? It will be the opposite of what actually happened, as a summer long escapade evolved following Raiola refusing a contract offer that has resulted in Gianluigi Donnarumma facing the brunt of the criticism (no wonder he needed a break!).
This situation clearly needs to be sorted - but Gigio isn’t exactly helping the situation along. As for Raiola? You can possibly start to doubt that he has the best interests of his clients at heart through these actions - but who knows what happens behind closed doors?