Gianluigi Donnarumma: Goalkeeper 'felt threatened by AC Milan', says agent


Fans threw fake dollar bills at keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as he played for Italy Under-21 against Denmark on Sunday

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma rejected a new contract because he felt “threatened” by the club, not for financial reasons, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Fans threw fake money at the 18-year-old during Italy Under-21s’ 2-0 victory over Denmark on Sunday, and a banner referred to him as ‘Dollarumma’.

Donnarumma, whose contract expires next year, turned down a new deal last week.

Milan chief executive Marco Fassone denied Raiola’s claims.

He added Raiola and his client’s actions could have cost the club 100m euros.

Raiola, speaking to the Italian media prior to Sunday’s game, had alleged Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli had put pressure on Donnarumma by telling the goalkeeper he would “spend the season in the stands” if he did not sign.

‘It was nothing to do with money’

Raiola, who last summer brokered the deal that took Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to Manchester United for a world-record fee, gave a briefing to three Italian outlets on Sunday,