13 December 2017
The Red and Blacks Sporting Director to Milan TV: "We are by his side because we have no intention of selling him"
After a 3-0 win over Verona, Massimiliano Mirabelli spoke to Milan TV, commenting on the news regarding Gigio Donnarumma.
"We have said it many times, we don't need to sell anyone. Should a player want to leave, it is clear that we as a club will dictate the terms. It has to be ok with the club. We are backing Gigio because, I want to repeat this, we have no intention of selling him. We have a clear idea of what to do as a club and if we are not capable of protecting the image of our club it's correct that we step aside. We will always protect both Donnarumma and AC Milan, there's someone who is damaging our image and the one of who probably is the most representative player of our team".
"We can speak directly with Gigio, but not entirely. I think that one day he will realise what's good and bad. There's a man who is becoming more a showman than anything else. We laugh about it, but he won't get away with it.
I think that one day he will realise what's good and bad
"Gigio has never said he wants to leave, otherwise he would never have signed through to 2021. There's someone who is trying to organise something deliberately, but we will look out for Milan’s interests in every arena.
WHISTLES AND BOOS
"What I can ask our fans is to whistle our opponents, not our players. It's true Gigio is a man, but he's very young. It's not entirely his fault. We'll always protect him, he's our asset. We know where the evil comes from, we hope to solve this issue over the next few months.
MEETING WITH RAIOLA
"I haven't scheduled any meeting with Raiola. We renewed his contract only a few months ago, there's nothing else to say".
We will look out for Milan’s interests in every arena
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