Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has joined Paris St Germain on a five-year deal after leaving Serie A membership AC Milan on a free switch, the French Ligue 1 aspect stated on Wednesday.
Donnarumma, who was topped Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament after Italy’s victory over England within the last, helped Milan end second in Serie A final season to safe Champions League qualification for the primary time since 2013-14.
During his six seasons in Serie A, the 22-year-old made 215 league appearances, whereas changing into the youngest goalkeeper in Italian nationwide staff historical past, on the age of 17 years and 189 days, throughout a recreation in opposition to France, in September 2016.
“I am delighted to be part of this huge club,” Donnarumma stated.
“I feel ready to take on this new challenge and continue to grow here. With Paris, I want to win as much as possible and to bring joy to the supporters.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Donnarumma posted an emotional Instagram message to Milan supporters.
“All the Rossoneri I met, from the first to the last day, will always be in my heart as a fundamental part of that journey through life that made me what I am today,” he stated.
“I want Milan all potential success and I try this with my coronary heart, for the love that ties me to those colors, a sentiment that distance and time can’t cancel.
“I arrived at Milan when I was little more than a child, for eight years I wore this jersey with pride. I also achieved important personal targets with the Rossoneri shirt, such as my debut at the age of 16 in Serie A. I experienced extraordinary years that I will never forget.”
PSG have been busy this summer time within the switch market, having already introduced in veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos on a free switch after he left Real Madrid, together with the seize of fullback Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.
“We are delighted to welcome Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain,” PSG Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated.
“I know Gianluigi will receive a warm Parisian welcome from everyone at the club, including his team mates, our staff and all the supporters.”