Thursday April 1 2021
'Only Donnarumma can break Maldini's record'

Former Milan goalkeeper Giovanni Galli thinks Gianluigi Donnarumma will extend his contract with the Rossoneri: 'He's the only one who can break Maldini's appearance record.'

The former defender played 901 with Milan in his career. Franco Baresi is the second one with 714, while Donnarumma, 22, has already 241 appearances with the Rossoneri.

The Italy international expires' contract in June and his agent Mino Raiola has reportedly rejected two offers from the Diavoli.

"Why shouldn't he stay? Milan have changed. There are new people inside the control room, people who represent the history of the club," Galli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"If I were him, I would think twice before leaving. He was there during challenging moments. It would be a pity to go now.

"I have the feeling he will stay. I am one of his first fans. He chose Milan when he was 14, even if Inter were close to signing him. I can't imagine him with another jersey.

"Gigio can make history at Milan. He is the only player who can break Paolo Maldini's appearance record."