Monday, 19 June 2017

Milan Threatened Goalkeeper Donnarumma And Family - Agent Raiola

Agent Mino Raiola broke his silence on Gianluigi Donnarumma, claiming Milan “bullied” the 18-year-old and “he and his family were threatened.”

Raiola originally meant to give a press conference in Montecarlo on Sunday evening, but it turned into a meeting with Sky Sport Italia, Mediaset Premium and Rai Sport in his kitchen.

Donnarumma, who has one year remaining on his contract at Milan, had fake money launched at him during Italy’s victory over Denmark on Sunday night for refusing to renew his deal.

And now, the youngster’s representative, Raiola, has revealed the reason the goalie turned down a new deal at the San Siro
“The situation had become too violent and hostile, so there was no way out,” Raiola declared.

“We took a decision that we didn’t want to take. It had nothing to do with money. We were threatened. Donnarumma’s family was threatened, both with not playing anymore and threatened with death.

"We never even got to talk about money or release clauses, because we were not allowed to get that far, nor to think of what was best for Gigio. You talk about that when negotiations are 95 per cent there.

“He was ready to sign a new contract, there were no doubts in his mind. They forced us to abandon the negotiations because of the environment created around him. I take the responsibility. They forced us. It was Milan that lost Donnarumma. He said to me, 'honestly Mino, I don’t feel it is right to carry on negotiations when these people are insulting and threatening me and my family'.

“I have not spoken to any big club. We do not have any agreement with any other team. He already had offers from Juventus, Real Madrid and big clubs when he was 14 years old, so if he wanted to go, he would’ve done earlier. I can assure you there will be no rapid transfer.

“I do not get along with Massimiliano Mirabelli at all. We are two completely different wavelengths. What he does is close to mobbing, if it isn't already. I won't put up with that behaviour, nor will I allow him to get away with it."

It’s understood that Real Madrid, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are all interested in the goalie's signature. 

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