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Transfer news: Gianluigi Donnarumma joins Paris Saint-Germain on five-year deal
July 14, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain have introduced the signing of Italy’s Euro 2020 hero Gianluigi Donnarumma on a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old joins on a free switch from AC Milan after he was unable to agree phrases over an extension to his deal which ran out on June 30.
PSG beat competitors from Barcelona to land the highly-rated goalkeeper, who will earn round 12m Euros (£10.3m) per yr plus add-ons in France.
“I’m delighted to be a part of this large membership,” Donnarumma informed PSG’s membership web site. “I really feel able to tackle this new problem and proceed to develop right here. With Paris, I need to win as a lot as potential and to carry pleasure to the supporters.”
Donnarumma flew into Paris on Wednesday for the primary time to finish his transfer, days after serving to Italy win Euro 2020, their first main title in 15 years.
He was named Euro 2020’s Participant of the Event by UEFA minutes after saving Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka’s penalties in England’s last defeat to Italy on Sunday.
The goalkeeper was pivotal to the success of Roberto Mancini’s facet, conserving three clear sheets of their three group video games and saving decisive spot-kicks of their penalty shootout wins towards Spain and England.
Donnarumma underwent his PSG medical in the course of the match when he was allowed to journey to Rome’s Sant’Andrea hospital after their last Group A sport, a 1-0 win over Wales.
Talks between AC Milan and the participant’s agent Mino Raiola had lasted a number of months, however the 22-year-old was unable to agree a brand new contract with the membership he has represented for the reason that age of 14.
Donnarumma made 251 appearances for the membership in all competitions, conserving 88 clear sheets, since coming by means of the youth ranks in 2015 aged simply 16.
This season, he performed a key position in serving to the Milan membership end second in Serie A and return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence.
“Some selections are troublesome, however they’re a part of a person’s progress,” he wrote in an emotional farewell to Milan on his private Instagram account.
“The time has come to say goodbye, a selection that was not simple, certainly, and positively a publish is just not sufficient to clarify it, or maybe it can’t even be defined as a result of the deepest emotions can hardly be translated into phrases.
“What I can say is that generally it’s proper to decide on to vary, to face troublesome challenges, to develop, to finish your self.”
PSG have already secured the signings of Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum, each on free transfers from Actual Madrid and Liverpool respectively, in addition to right-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.
The Ligue 1 giants have additionally agreed a contract extension with Neymar, who in Could dedicated himself to the membership till June 2024.
Donnarumma’s arrival might immediate the departure of Alphonse Areola, with West Ham in talks with PSG over a season-long mortgage with an choice to purchase for the goalkeeper who final season was on mortgage at Fulham.