It is now official. Everything pointed to the Italian goalkeeper becoming a PSG player this summer, and so it has happened. He leaves his lifelong team, Milan, to fight for all the titles and for a place in the Parisian club’s goal.
It was only a matter of time before both club and player made the transfer official. Gianluigi Donnarumma arrives on a free transfer from Milan, the club where he grew up as a goalkeeper. Without any doubt, it is a great free signing for PSG, he signs his contract until 2026. According to ‘RMC Sport’ a few days ago, Paris Saint-Germain have offered Donnarumma ten million euros per season.
Donnarumma, at just 22 years of age, has achieved staggering numbers for his age. In 2014 he made his official debut for Milan at the age of 16, a year later he had the opportunity to play 31 games for the ‘Rossoneri’. During these seven seasons at the San Siro club he has won several titles with his team and also individually. He has played a total of 316 games as a professional, 251 with Milan, 33 with Italy and the others with the youth teams of both teams.
This Euros has meant for him a great recognition at international level, as he has had a great tournament and has been chosen as Player of the Final and goalkeeper in the ideal XI at Euro 2020. In addition, Gianluigi Donnarumma was named UEFA’s Player of the Tournament for his penalty shoot-out heroics against Spain and Italy, and its clear to see why. The 22-year-old was there when his team needed his most, and formed a vital part of Italy’s title winning team. He has managed to win the Euros, an achievement for only a few.
Now he starts a new chapter at PSG, where he has to fight for a place in the starting XI, as Keylor Navas has been doing so well in recent seasons. Mauricio Pochetino already has the Italian goalkeeper in his squad and Nasser Al-Khelaifi is once again signing a top player for the club. He will be joined by his friend Verrati, who announced a few days ago that he was very happy to have him in his team.
“I am delighted to be part of this huge club. I feel ready to take on this new challenge and continue to grow here. With Paris, I want to win as much as possible and to bring joy to the supporters,” said Donnarumma.