The best player of the Euros, Donnarumma kept the ball and helped Italy win the title. The highest priced young goalkeeper in Italy’s squad has a dynamic that is under focus with his contract about to expire.
Although the Euros are now over, those who have been scolded are still being scolded, such as Rashford and Sancho, who were even attacked personally for conceding a penalty in the final. As for the Italian players, they returned to their homeland with the trophy and were cheered on by thousands of fans.
Donnarumma’s contract has expired
With the European Cup win, many Italian players like Chiesa, Barella, Locatelli, Berardi, Pesina and others will see their value appreciate to varying degrees. One man who is certainly an exception to this rule though is goalkeeper Donnarumma. Although he was in the semi-final and final, he saved 4 penalties from the opponents in 2 games. But the price of this talented Italian goalkeeper is certainly not going up, as his contract with AC Milan has expired. Any team could sign him without paying the transfer fee.
It has to be said that AC Milan are definitely the biggest losers at this year’s Euros. Watching their own trained goalkeeper, who was like a wall in the Euros, keeping the opponents’ penalties out of the goal time and time again, and eventually helping Italy to win the trophy, while they have lost ownership of him. It would be a lie to say that the Serie A giants were not heartbroken when Donnarumma moved on to other giants without AC Milan getting a single penny.
Paris could be the biggest winner
Donnarumma was set to leave AC Milan at the end of his contract long before the start of the Europa League, as the two sides failed to agree on a contractual salary. His next home is likely to be Paris, who have already signed Ramos, and are undoubtedly the biggest winners of the Euros with a world-class goalkeeper on a free deal.
For his superb play, Donnarumma was crowned Europa League Player of the Year. As a goalkeeper, Donnarumma’s outstanding performance was instrumental in the team’s eventual victory. In particular, he saved penalties from Olmo, Morata, Sancho and Sacca in the semi-final and final. After winning the title, Donnarumma was surprisingly calm. His mental strength is completely incompatible with his age of 22, and he is terrifyingly powerful.
With the acquisition of Donnarumma, the goalkeeper’s position of Paris is basically worry-free for the next 10 years. Although Donnarumma’s annual salary and signing on fee are not low, I believe it will be worth it.
Donnarumma is young but ambitious, and at the age of 22, after 6 years of professional football, he has already risen to be one of the top 5 goalkeepers in football. In today’s football, there are only 3 goalkeepers who can earn 10 million dollars a year, namely De Gea, Oblak and Neuer. With Donnarumma’s performance and potential, there is no question that he could earn 10 million per year.
This summer, Paris have already acquired stars such as Wijnaldum and Ramos, and then Donnarumma. With the squad strengthened in a number of positions, they will undoubtedly be top favourites for the Champions League next season. What’s more, they don’t cost Paris a penny in transfer fees, which is incredible!