AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has all but confirmed that Gianluigi Donnarumma will be leaving the club once his current deal expires.
The shot-stopper's current contract runs out at the end of June, and the Italian giants will reportedly look to replace him with Lille's Mike Maignan.
Speaking on Wednesday during a live session, Maldini addressed the future of the 22-year-old, who has also captained the side.
“I think we have to thank all the players who have made this incredible season. Gigio was a leader and often a captain. People have a hard time understanding what it means to be a professional, who must be ready to change clubs,” he said (via MilanNews).
Adding; “It’s difficult to accept, it is increasingly difficult to find careers. We must have respect for those who have given so much to Milan, who have never disrespected us. The paths diverge, I can only wish him the best,"
The goalkeeper has been at the club since 2013 and made his senior debut at 16.