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AC Milan keeper Donnarumma sent death threats during failed contract negotiations, claims agent Raiola

Date Posted,June 18, 2017

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was sent death threats as he negotiated a contract extension, claims super agent Mino Raiola.

Tensions were high this week after the Rossoneri announced that the 18-year-old super talent had decided not to extend his contract with the club beyond 2018.

With a €5m-per-year contract offer on the table, Donnarumma was made out to be the bad guy, but Raiola insists the situation was far more complex.

“We were threatened, Milan have lost Donnarumma. I take the responsibility of his choice,” Raiola said. “There was on overly hostile and violent situation that was created. Donnarumma was threatened, his family was threatened.

“Threats of not playing, death threats, banners never removed from the management and passive behaviour against us.

Fake money in Donnarumma’s net (Photo: Rex Features)

“It was never an economic matter, if there are two parties that want to find a solution they’d have done it. They [Milan management] handled a top player like Donnarumma wrongly, they were too exuberant.

“I wanted to know Milan’s project gradually? Yes but I was already guaranteed from the club won’t continue signing free agents.”

Raiola continued, insisting he has no commitment to another club and that his relationship with the Rossoneri is not entirely broken, despite suggestions that the club would refuse to do business with him from now on.

Donnarumma’s future is up in the air (Photo: Getty Images Europe)
Milan are unhappy at the keeper’s decision (Photo: Getty)

“We have no agreement with any club, no club has pushed us to do anything. The problem is not economic, it’s a matter of form,” Raiola continued.

“We could no longer accept certain threats, certain tensions, psychological stress, the passivity of the club towards Gigio.

“Mirabelli? I am talking about Milan but Mirabelli is an exponent who did this and then he takes his own responsibility.

“I have nothing against Milan, relations with Fassone are great and if we have to talk we will do.

“However, Milan have now made their decision. We had to decide on June 13 and we have decided.

“If Donnarumma risks losing a year of his career? Yes it’s a big risk.”

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