Massimilano Mirabelli said yesterday that Gianluigi Donnarumma could be sold if the right offer comes.
Yeah, so, that means he’s gone, right?
#ACMilan director Massimiliano Mirabelli admits Gianluigi #Donnarumma could be sold "if someone values him the way he must be valued" https://t.co/Adc5cpz0ZT #PSG #RealMadrid #MUFC pic.twitter.com/mwYriUfagz— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 13, 2018
The young keeper has been the subject of transfer speculation all season, and after a number of high-profile mistakes in the past couple weeks, even the fans are starting to turn on him. Instead of saying that the club will keep Donnarumma no matter what, Mirabelli said:
After that, as with all the other players, we’ll see what happens. He is part of the club’s heritage and we wouldn’t let go of him easily, unless of course someone values him the way he must be valued.
If a good enough offer arrived, any of our players could be sold. There are far richer clubs out there and we have to choose other paths.
Let’s not kid ourselves that we can return to being the Serie A of the past that attracted so many champions. We never will attract them. It’ll be very difficult.
So basically he’s saying that Milan is now a selling club. Cool.
Offers have already been made and backroom deals have almost certainly all but sealed at this point. Donnarumma is almost certainly off to somewhere else next season, and if Milan can’t get close to the £30 million that Everton paid Sunderland for Jordan Pickford, everyone who owns a pen in the Milan front office should be sacked for cause.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Fiorentina have created a trust that will help look after the daughter of their deceased captain Davide Astori. [Viola Nation]
A plea for Napoli to not cash in and sell off all the key parts to the team. [Football-Italia.net]
Milan was denied a key win after Atalanta grabbed an injury-time equalizer. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Former Motherwell defender Tom Hateley is, naturally, in his second spell in Poland, playing for Piast Gilwice. [Planet Football]
Los Angeles Football Club drew 2-2 with their visitors from New York City FC. [Angels On Parade]
In one of the semi-finals in Mexico’s Liguilla, Toluca took care of business at home and put four goals past Xolos de Tijuana, who ended the match with nine men. [FMF State of Mind]
The other semi-final featured upstart Santos Laguna facing off against Club América. Santos carried a 4-1 lead from the first leg and were able to snatch a 2-2 draw against América, meaning that they will face off against Toluca in the finals for the Clausura 2018 title. [FMF State of Mind]
Arsenal beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in Arsene Wenger’s last match in charge of the North London giants. [The Short Fuse]