Donnarumma future uncertain after social media furore

Date published: Monday 26th June 2017 9:25 - Matthew Stead

The immediate future of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma remains uncertain after he claimed his social media accounts were ‘hacked’ on Sunday.

Donnarumma has courted controversy in recent weeks after stating that he would not extend his contract with Milan, who he joined aged 14 in 2013.

Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus were all linked with moves for the 18-year-old thereafter, who has one year remaining on his current deal at the San Siro.

Reports emerged over the weekend that the keeper was to part with agent Mino Raiola over the situation, but he moved to dismiss those claims by tweeting: ‘#Donnarumma #Raiola Yesterday, today and tomorrow!’

Later on Sunday, Donnarumma posted the following message on his Instagram account, seemingly making a U-turn on his future with Milan:

‘Today my tweet sparked a real uproar, which I did not wish to create, so for that I apologise.

‘I wish to reiterate my absolute love for Milan and its fans. Now all that’s in my mind is the national team, with whom I hope to give a gift to all the supporters.

‘My promise is that, as soon as the [U21] Euros are finished, I will meet the club along with my family and my agent to discuss my renewal.’

Shortly after, the keeper returned to Twitter to claim that his account had been ‘hacked’, and that he was closing his social media.

Raiola sought to clear up the confusion surrounding his client, tweeting that ‘tweets between me and Gigi are tweets of friendship,’ before adding: ‘After Euros we’ll meet Milan. Now Nazionale is important.’

In short: No-one has a clue. But Donnarumma and Joleon Lescott must use the same phone manufacturer.

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