Donnarumma left in tears as angry Milan Ultras enter training ground
Gianluigi Donnarumma was reportedly left in tears after AC Milan Ultras entered the club’s training ground and demanded he doesn’t play against Juventus unless he signs a new contract.
Donnarumma’s current deal with the Rossoneri expires at the end of the season and negotiations to prolong the relationship have made little progress for months.
One of the main reasons that Donnarumma hasn’t penned an extension is because he is waiting to see if Milan qualify for the Champions League, a competition he has yet to play in during his career.
This stance has infuriated many Milan fans and led to an incredible showdown on Saturday at the club’s Milanello training complex.
Sky Sport Italia reports that a group of Milan Ultras entered Milanello and demanded a meeting with Donnarumma.
When Donnarumma came out to meet them, the Ultras told him to sign a new contract before next weekend’s match against Juventus or not play.
Will Donnarumma leave Milan for Juventus?
Milan and Juve are currently fighting it out for the final Champions League qualification place and their match in Turin next Sunday could be decisive.
Juventus are interested in signing Donnarumma – as are Chelsea – so Milan’s Ultras want the goalkeeper to prove he is committed to the Rossoneri.
According to the Corriere della Sera, this face-off left Donnarumma in tears but the 22-year-old still went on to play for Milan later in the day.
Goals from Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez gave Milan a crucial 2-0 win over Benevento.
Juventus travel to Udinese later on Sunday and can go level on points with Milan again if they get all three points.
The Rossoneri enjoyed an outstanding first half to the Serie A season and led the standings for most of the first half of the campaign.
However, their form has plummeted in recent months and there are now concerns they may miss out on Champions League football again.