Tuesday September 20 2016
Galliani: 'Raiola expensive gatekeeper'

Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has learned not to make predictions and comments on Mino Raiola’s role in Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract.

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“It’s pointless setting objectives, we must do our best and take it one game at a time,” Galliani told Mediaset Premium.

“If you had asked me before the run of our first four games which would be the easiest, I would’ve said Udinese at home, but we lost. Football is strange and therefore I make no predictions!

“Jose Sosa had a problem with his back and therefore Jack Bonaventura plays. There is no philosophy behind this choice.

“Once we were accused of having a squad that was too old, now that we are too young.”

Galliani was asked about the situation around goalkeeper Donnarumma, who is represented by Paul Pogba’s agent Raiola.

“Raiola is a very expensive and able gatekeeper. Raiola is absolutely essential in the renewal of Donnarumma. Gigio is still 17 and doesn’t have a driver’s licence. He is an extraordinary lad off the field as well as on it.”

Raiola tends to have a very tense rapport with many clubs, but has known Galliani for decades and they often did business together.

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