Gianluigi Donnarumma Nearing Agreement to Join PSG on a Free

The Gianluigi Donnarumma saga is set to soon come to an end as the goalkeeper has reportedly agreed to terms with PSG. The French club outbid the other contenders by offering a five-year, €60M contract, with €12M annual wages, plus add-ons, as first reported by Gianluca Di Marzio. The player could take the medicals as soon as today at the Coverciano training center, the home of the Italian national team, or at a clinic in nearby Florence alongside a team’s doctor.

Donnarumma has been looking for a new home since late May when Milan halted the negotiation and signed Mike Maignan. According to Corriere dello Sport, the Italian goalkeeper had decided to leave the Rossoneri well before the end of the season. Their final offer was €8M per year and they ultimately decided not to give in to the requests of his agent Mino Raiola, who will get a sizeable commission.

While Juventus had been after him for months, their interest abated once Massimiliano Allegri was appointed and director Fabio Paratici left the club. The returning coach is a fan of Wojciech Szczesny, who is also considerably less expensive salary-wise.

PSG was initially believed to be out of the running once they extended the contract of Keylor Navas, but their board decided to go through anyway. Barcelona were in the race to sign Donnarumma up until the end. However, they did not fully meet his demands and also have a trustworthy starter in Marc André Ter Stegen, which slowed down the talks. They could still try to raise their bid, but a change of heart would be surprising at this point, the transfer market expert indicates.