Gianluigi Donnarumma admits it wasn’t easy to leave AC Milan
The Italian goalkeeper decided to leave the Serie A side after winning Euro 2020, signing a five-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
Gianluigi Donnarumma said it was a very tough decision to leave AC Milan last summer and he still gets criticized for leaving on a free transfer to join Paris Saint-Germain. The Italian goalkeeper was accused of choosing to win more money, rather than extend his contract with his childhood club.
"I'll always thank AC Milan and the fans, it wasn't easy for me to leave the club last summer. I still support Milan. Everyone blames it all on me, but the last phone call from the club was to let me know that they had signed another goalkeeper,” said the 22-year-old during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Donnarumma on competing with Keylor Navas
The 20-year-old has seen a lot of the games from the bench since the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, Mauricio Pocchetino, seems to prefer Keylor Navas in goal, especially in the important matches. So far this season he has made 15 appearances across all competitions, while the goalkeeper from Costa Rica has made 18.
"PSG has always been my destiny. Al Khelaifi and Leonardo have wanted me for a long time. I'm really happy here. I've no problem with Keylor Navas - we've a great relationship. I like the competition and I'll give my best for Paris Saint-Germain,” he said.