On Sunday Gigi Donnaromma became Italy's celebrated 911 hero. Now the keeper has said goodbye to AC Milan. That didn't suit everyone.
After his strong performances at the European Championship finals, the 22-year-old goalkeeper was voted player of the tournament. The new goalkeeping superstar has taken the hearts of Italian fans by storm. But only three days later, Donnarumma, who is not usually a fan of big words, is again the focus. This time because of his move to Paris St.-Germain. And a farewell posting in the direction of the Milan supporters.
“Some decisions are difficult, but a man has to do what a man has to do,” the 22-year-old had initially started. And then got emotional: “I came to Milan when I was almost a child. I wore the jersey with pride for eight years. We fought, suffered, won, cried and cheered. Together with everyone in the club and with you. Me am part of the club. Together with you, “added the goalkeeper.
“I have had extraordinary years here that I will never forget. Now is the time to say goodbye,” added Donnarumma, who is due to sign his new contract with Paris on Thursday. “A decision that is not easy. Perhaps it cannot be explained. What I can say is that sometimes it is right to change, to look for new challenges, to grow with it,” the 22-year-old tried to say goodbye to explain. “Milan will always remain an important part of my heart as it made me who I am,” concluded the goalkeeper.
However, many do not accept this declaration of love for his ex-club from the keeper. Some did not want to attack Italy's EM hero directly. Others got more emotional. “He doesn't love Milan, just the money.” and another commented: “He's a big player, but he still thinks like a little boy.”
There have already been a good 31,000 reactions to the posting.