Expected at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday to sign his new contract, Gianluigi Donnarumma has already formalized his departure from AC Milan in a moving message posted on Instagram.
It is the summer of maturity for Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian goalkeeper has just experienced the greatest peak of his career, winning Euro 2021, of which he was voted best player, with Squadra Azzura. In the process, he announced on Tuesday that he was leaving his long-standing club, with which he made his professional debut, AC Milan, to join Paris Saint-Germain. In a poignant message posted on his Instagram account, he explained this choice and bid farewell to the supporters.
“For eight years I wore this (AC Milan) shirt with pride,” said Donnarumma, who arrived in Lombardy in 2013 at the age of 14, and who made his Serie A debut with the Rossoneri at 16. “We fought, we suffered, won, cried, we rejoiced, with my teammates, my coaches, all those who have been and are part of the Club, as well as our fans, who are an integral part of what is a family for many years. “
A contract to be signed on Wednesday
“I have lived extraordinary years that I will never forget,” he continued. “Now the time has come to say goodbye. It was a choice that was not easy and one post is not enough to explain it. Maybe it cannot even be explained, because the feelings more powerful can hardly be translated into words. What I can say is that sometimes it’s right to choose to change, to choose different challenges, to grow. “
If he should now devote himself fully to his new Parisian adventure, he also assured that he wished Milan “all possible success”, affirming that the affection which binds him to the club would not be erased “neither by the distance nor by the time”. The goalkeeper should arrive at PSG on Wednesday, to sign the documents formalizing his transfer. His medical examination has already been taken on June 21.