Gianluigi Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola has taunted AC Milan fans after the goalkeeper backed his agent amid rumours the two would part ways over his transfer saga.
The 18-year-old showed emphatic support for Raiola on Sunday afternoon with a tweet that said he’d be with the so-called super-agent “yesterday, today and tomorrow”.
Raiola, who counts Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli among his clients, relished in the backing from the Real Madrid target and stuck a proverbial middle finger up at those who are critical of him on Twitter.
DONNARAIOLA x HATERS 1-0 What’s next?
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) June 25, 2017
Raiola is loathed by many at AC Milan due to perceived influence he’s had in persuading Donnarumma not to sign a new contract at San Siro.
Donnarumma, who is on Italy duty at the Under-21 European Championship, sought to calm some of the rage caused by his own earlier tweet with a follow-up statement on Sunday night.
“Today with my tweet I’ve sparked a real maze, which I did not want to generate, and I apologize for that,” he said.
“I want to reiterate my absolute love for AC Milan and their fans. Now I have in mind the national team, with which I hope to give a gift to all the fans.
“My promise is that as soon as the Under-21 European Championship is over, I will meet the club together with my family and my agent to discuss my renewal.”
Donnarumma is one of the most highly-rated shot-stoppers in the world following two fantastic seasons in Serie A.
There are widespread reports that he’s been offered a considerable pay rise to join La Liga and Champions League victors Real Madrid.
Head coach Zinedine Zidane has returned from holiday to Madrid to continue transfer talks as they also aim to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and keep hold of unsettled star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Rossoneri forward Antonio Cassano, who also made the move to Real Madrid earlier in his career, suggested he’d be mad to turn down the mega-money move.
More to follow…