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AC Milan Director Confirms Exit Of Vice Captain and Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma For Free

The keeper has been the core of the team for years but now leaves as he chose to prioritise money over the game.

Paolo Maldini of AC Milan during the Serie A football match... Photo by Alberto Gandolfo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images transcribed an interview of AC Milan Technical Director Paolo Maldini on the club’s Twitch channel. The director confirmed the exit of Gianluigi Donnarumma and discussed the players of today:

“I think we have to thank all the players who have made this incredible season. Gigio was a leader and often a captain. People have a hard time understanding what it means to be a professional, who must be ready to change clubs.”

“It’s difficult to accept, it is increasingly difficult to find careers. We must have respect for those who have given so much to Milan, who have never disrespected us. The paths diverge, I can only wish him the best. “

“It was difficult then, now it’s even more difficult. Being able to find a footballer who has ambition qualities, finding an environment that allows him to fulfil his ambitious requests is difficult. The foreign and young player market, when they sign their first contract, is so large that they are actually beautiful stories but increasingly difficult.”