Donnarumma bids farewell to AC Milan on Instagram
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Donnarumma bids farewell to AC Milan on Instagram

Gianluigi Donnarumma has officially announced his departure from AC Milan with a post on his Instagram account, emphasizing his attachment to the club once more.

Donnarumma was the big hero for Italy in the European Championships, saving two penalties in the final against England after a season in which he helped Milan qualify for the Champions League once more.

Many people were surprised when the No.99 decided not to renew his contract with the Rossoneri despite a sizable offer. Now, he's preparing for a trip to France with Paris Saint-Germain, demonstrating how quickly things can change.

Donnarumma hinted in an interview with Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, that his departure from Milan may have caused some friction, but he emphasized his love for the club. He's now done the same thing with an Instagram post.

“Some choices are difficult, but they are part of a man’s growth.

“I arrived at Milan when I was little more than a child, for eight years I wore this shirt with pride, we fought, suffered, won, cried, rejoiced, together with my teammates, my coaches, all those who have done and they are part of the Club, together with our fans who are an integral part of what has been a family for many years.

“In the Rossoneri shirt I also achieved important personal milestones, such as making my debut at 16 in Serie A. I have lived extraordinary years that I will never forget.

“Now the time has come to say goodbye, a choice that was not easy, indeed, and certainly a post is not enough to explain it, or perhaps it cannot even be explained because the deepest feelings can hardly be translated into words. What I can say is that sometimes it is right to choose to change, to face different challenges, to grow, to complete oneself.

“All the Rossoneri I met, from the first to the last day, will always remain in my heart as an important, indeed fundamental part of the life path that made me who I am.

“I wish Milan all possible successes and I do it with my heart, for the affection that binds me to these colours, a feeling that distance and time cannot erase.”