Wantaway AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has faced the backlash of angry supporters during Italy Under 21s’ recent clash with Denmark Under 21s at the European Championships.
News spread this week that the 18-year-old stopper would not be signing a new contract at San Siro and would instead be seeking pastures new.
Teenager Donnarumma was given his opportunity by Milan back in 2015 and has since established himself as first choice, though angry fans have greeted the latest news with a torrent of anger and the throwing of fake wads of cash.
As Donnarumma was keeping goal during the Azzurri’s clash with Denmark in Krakow, fans behind the net began throwing heaps of fake money onto the pitch, spilling into the goal of the young ‘keeper while the match was still in play.
Chants also began to break out on the terraces, with fans expressing their displeasure that the homegrown star may be willing to turn his back on the club who had raised him.
A banner erected in the stands simply read, ‘Dollarumma,’ with fans convinced that the youngster is seeking to leave Milan in favour of a bigger payout.
The agent of the player is Mino Raiola, the ‘super-agent’ who takes care of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Mario Balotelli.
Many opinions have suggested Raiola may be responsible for turning the head of his young client, while attempting to engineer a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid at the same time.
Since his emergence onto the scene in Serie A, Donnarumma has been frequently touted as the long term successor to the throne of legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Once the debris aimed at Donnarumma in the match had been cleared, the young Italian side went on to triumph with a convincing 2-0 scoreline.