Donnarumma contract: AC Milan goalkeeper agrees extension


Donnarumma contract: AC Milan goalkeeper agrees extension

Donnarumma contract: AC Milan goalkeeper agrees extension

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18-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma, who in June had announced his decision not to sign a new Milan deal, has committed to the Rossoneri until 2021.

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has agreed a contract extension that will keep him at the San Siro until 2021, the club announced on Tuesday.

"We continue together! AC Milan and Gianluigi Donnarumma have reached an agreement to extend the goalkeeper's contract through to 2021," read a statement on the club's website.

Donnarumma to put pen to paper on new contract on Wednesday

The 18-year-old, regarded as the greatest prospect in his position in world football, will officially sign his fresh Rossoneri terms on Wednesday.

His previous deal had been due to expire in 2018 and he had announced last month that he would not sign an extension, to the immense disappointment of the club's board.

At the time, it was suggested that Milan were offering the player a new deal with an annual salary of five million euros.

Milan fans had reacted to his initial refusal to accept those terms but unveiling a banner reading 'Dollarumma' as the player turned out for Italy at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland. They also threw false bank notes at him.

Donnarumma already a full Itay international

Donnarumma made his debut as a 16-year-old in October 2015 and has already been capped four times at full international level by Italy.

He is tipped to succeed Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus legend who is expected to retire at the age of 40 after next year's World Cup in Russia.


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