This would count as good news for almost every single AC Milan fan.
It’s being reported that Giacomo Bonaventura is close to a contract extension. The midfielder is already on a contract that runs through 2020, but this new contract would reportedly give him a healthy raise and keep him at the club until 2022.
Bonaventura is represented by Mino Raiola, which had been seen as a negative thing, given the strained relationship that the superagent and Milan seemed to have this year. Raiola had previously commented in the press that he felt that Gianluigi Donnarumma should move away from Milan, but ever since Elliott Management took over the club, nary a peep has been heard about any moves away from Milan by any of Raiola’s clients. It appears that whatever issue that Raiola had with Milan’s ownership is a thing of the past.
And that’s great news for Milan fans, as the agent has apparently agreed upon an extension for Bonaventura that will keep him at the club until 2022. It’s also being reportedly that Iganazio Abate, another Raiola client, is also close to an extension.
Bonaventura is a critical member of Gennaro Gattuso’s squad, as the midfielder can play on either the wing or in central midfield. He also scored a wonder goal away at Napoli, and while the result wasn’t what Milan fans would have wanted, his goal was still extremely impressive and shouldn’t be forgotten just because of the result.
Keeping key players at the club is just as important as recruiting new faces, and locking up Bonaventura is another move forward for the club.