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Donnarumma signs new contract with Milan

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A bit of a desperate move. I know the Captaincy might not have as big a significance in other countries, but at 18 whether he is ready for all the pressure and responsibilities that come with it.

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It's the precedent of it, leaders are going to lead regardless of an armband. AC Milan are saying to him, 'this is how much faith we have in you, this is how much we want you to be here'.

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agree with Spike there. The leaders on the pitch should not only be captains. You should have leaders all across the pitch but this gesture to Donnarumma clearly shows how much Milan want him to stay regardless of money that he wants or deserves.

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Was going to post in here saying it's the wrong decision but Spike makes a great point. Fair play.

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Under normal circumstances I don't know what to think of this. But considering AC Milan's general status in world football, it's a big show from the club to offer him the armband at such a young age.  I don't know how intelligent that is to be honest, but they are trying very hard not to lose him.

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I have no qualms about him being captain on the pitch. As has been said, leaders will lead whether they are captain or not. But it's more the off the pitch issues that might harm him.

As captain he'll be the face of the club and the first player to have to take responsibility. It's the press conferences and the fan reaction to a defeat. As a young player and someone who is only starting his career, would he be ready to take on that burden. I know nothing of him as a person really, but it seems a huge weight to put on him at this stage of his career.

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Hope he leaves. Would love to see him stay in Italy, but leave AC.

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It'll implode if/when a mistake is made and he has to face the cameras as captain. Keepers can get protected to a certain degree, but not at 18 playing for AC.

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Seemingly been offered €4.5 million a year to stay at Milan.

He's so young, he doesn't need to chase the immediate success or money at his stage of career. Who knows what Milan could be doing in 5 years time and he could be a huge part of that.

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2 minutes ago, ScoRoss said:

Seemingly been offered €4.5 million a year to stay at Milan.

He's so young, he doesn't need to chase the immediate success or money at his stage of career. Who knows what Milan could be doing in 5 years time and he could be a huge part of that.

That seems like a good deal no?

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27 minutes ago, ScoRoss said:

Seemingly been offered €4.5 million a year to stay at Milan.

He's so young, he doesn't need to chase the immediate success or money at his stage of career. Who knows what Milan could be doing in 5 years time and he could be a huge part of that.

I completely agree with this sentiment, I think at his age he doesn't need to worry about success right now. I also agree to a point that even if he gets captaincy that doesn't mean there aren't other leaders on the pitch. I don't think it's the worse move either because Milan are in a rebuilding phase, that takes a little pressure off him, it's not as though he is expected to captain a title winning squad as of now although Milan are a big name still.

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22 minutes ago, Eco said:

That seems like a good deal no?

Maybe to most people, but to Raiola it would appear not.

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It shouldn´t come as shock. A player who hires Mino Raiola as an agent clearly indicates he wants to go for the money. Raiola is pretty good what he does and doesn´t mind taking the bad rep, he´s ideal for a player like Donnarumma who will look like the innocent boy who was lured away from Milan. I doubt things are so simple though.

I´m more interested about where Donnarumma is going to. Must be Real Madrid, right? Anyway, it´s a huge loss for a Milan team who was having a very solid transfer window.

 

 

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I imagine Raiola knows Milan will want/get a lot for him and if they were to sell, that will also entail a big fat agent fee along with it. I have no idea how all these players end up with scumbags like him, they must be great salesman. 

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If he's going to RM he's gonna be sitting on that bench for awhile.... What top team is going to have him as their number one right now? 

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As much as I don't like Milan, this is such a dumb move on the kids part.

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19 minutes ago, Eco said:

As much as I don't like Milan, this is such a dumb move on the kids part.

I compl..... why are you from antarctica now...

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Just now, Saturdays Are For The Boys said:

I compl..... why are you from antarctica now...

Ha, it's been like that for awhile now I believe. I have turned that off so I don't even notice.

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13 minutes ago, Eco said:

Ha, it's been like that for awhile now I believe. I have turned that off so I don't even notice.

YOU THINK I KEEP UP WITH YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE LIKE I HAVE A CAMERA ON THE SHELF NEXT TO THE TOWELS LEFT OF THE SOAP IN YOUR BATHROOM WHICH BY THE WAY SMELLS VERY NICE NOT THAT I'D KNOW?!?!?

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10 minutes ago, Saturdays Are For The Boys said:

YOU THINK I KEEP UP WITH YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE LIKE I HAVE A CAMERA ON THE SHELF NEXT TO THE TOWELS LEFT OF THE SOAP IN YOUR BATHROOM WHICH BY THE WAY SMELLS VERY NICE NOT THAT I'D KNOW?!?!?

Sometimes I genuinely worry about you. xD

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24 minutes ago, Eco said:

Sometimes I genuinely worry about you. xD

yeah..... most people do.....

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My college roommate was from Milan & a Milan fan and he is not too pleased about this to say the least. Definitely a cunt move on his part, especially to reject a contract that would give AC Milan a release clause that would give them some sort of protection even if he wants to move. But this is what happens when you're a player and you have Raiola as an agent. More clubs should blacklist the fucker.

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"I'm a regular in the team I support with all my heart. It doesn't get any better."

This is a quote from an article on him back in February.

What a sad, sad age we live in that a teenage boy of only 18 years old, playing for the club he's supported since he was a young lad and he can stick two fingers up at the club like that just to have more cash to splash. Modern day Football everyone.

What a cunt. A big nosed one at that as well.

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Greedy shit and going to be ruined by that greedy fat shit. Give him the captain armband in a club he doesn't want to play is crazy. Not sure what he really wants, he has been given big big money more than he can spend at his age, a team that will heavily invest and be up for trophies in the future.

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Unreal...

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‘Milan must bench Donnarumma’
By Football Italia staff
 

The leader of Milan’s Curva Sud has urged the Rossoneri to “bench” Gianluigi Donnarumma “for a year” in light of his refusal to sign a new contract.

Juventus, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have all been touted as possible destinations for Donnarumma, but Giancarlo Capelli believes the goalkeeper should not be allowed to get his way so easily.

“What’s happened is scandalous,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“Milan did everything to keep him. Now, in my opinion, Donnarumma must be benched for a year.

“The thing that makes us even angrier is that we’re back to making personalised chants just for him.

“Him, the person that had kissed [Milan’s] badge in our area of the stadium after the match against Juventus.

“But how dare he? There’s a need to curb the powers of agents.

“He, after not giving any messages about his situation, had sent a message on what would happen.

“We, as a Curva, confirm our support and backing for the club, like we showed last week.”

So the leader of their largest support group is urging the club to bench him for a year.

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It's a shame, 18 years old and turning his back on "his" club for even more money.

Football really is just a business.

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Yeah this is quite shameful :| His so-called boyhood club that he supported, the club that made his dream come true and put faith into him at just 16/17 years old, the club that gave him his chance at such a young age, and he can't repay them for that, he's going to leave them high and dry. It's shameful, and even ironic considering just the day before this news broke I was telling a friend of mine I think Donnarumma will play his entire career at Milan, he'd be the AC Milan version of Gianluigi Buffon. 

It's a huge shame. Loyalty in football seems to be a dying art...

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Something tells me that he'll end up at Juventus. 

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