Donnarumma bids farewell to his childhood club, AC Milan
Posted On July 14, 2021
Milan [Italy], July 14 (ANI): European champion and player of the recently concluded Euro 2020 tournament, Gianluigi Donnarumma has bid farewell to AC Milan before an announced transfer to Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.
The Italian goalkeeper has become a national hero after saving Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka’s shot on goal to seal victory in the Euro 2020 final against England on Sunday. But he is now preparing for a massive change after spending his entire career to date with the Rossoneri.
“Some choices are tough, but they’re part of growing a man,” the 22-year-old, whose contract at San Siro expired this summer, explained on Instagram.
“I arrived in Milan when I was a little more than a child, for eight years I wore this jersey with pride, we fought, suffered, won, cried, celebrated, with my teammates, my coaches, everyone who has been and is a part of the Club, with our fans who are an integral part of what has been a family for many years. In the Rossoneri jersey, I have also achieved personal goals, such as my debut at 16 years old in Serie A. I have lived extraordinary years that I will never forget. ” “Now the time has come to say goodbye, a choice which was not easy indeed, and certainly one post is not enough to explain it, or maybe it cannot even be explained because the deepest feelings can hardly be translated into words. What I can say is that sometimes it is right to choose to change, to take on different challenges, to grow, to complement each other. “” All Rossoneri that j I have met, from the first to the last day, will always remain in my heart as an important, even fundamental part of the life path that made me I am. I wish Milan every possible success and I do it with my heart, for the affection which binds me to these colors, a feeling that distance and time cannot erase. “Gianluigi Donnarumma started his career with AC Milan in 2015, becoming the second youngest goalkeeper to make his Serie A debut, aged 16 and 242 days; he immediately burst into the starting XI. He also broke the record for the youngest Italian Under-21 player to play, aged 17, 28 days in March 2016. Six months later he made his senior international debut, becoming the youngest goalkeeper in goal to have played for Italy, at 17. years and 189 days.
Donnarumma was also included in the tournament’s UEFA squad alongside four Italian players – Leonardo Bonucci, Leonardo Spinazzola, Jorginho and Federico Chiesa.
In the thrilling Euro 2020 final at Wembley, Azzurri beat England 3-2 on penalties after the normal 90-minute action ended at 1-1. (ANI)