Wednesday February 1 2017
Raiola: ‘Enough Donnarumma talk’

Mino Raiola resolves to stop talking about Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma and says “we’re not talking with any team”.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper is yet to sign a new contract, as his agent doesn’t want to commit to the Rossoneri without knowing the plans of the incoming Chinese owners.

“Milan are a great club and few clubs have done what the Rossoneri did in the last 25 years,” Raiola noted on Radio Crc.

“I won’t speak much about Donnarumma, because the kid needs to be left in peace.

“He’s at Milan, he has a contract for another year-and-a-half, we’re not talking with any team and if anyone wants him they’ll have to ask Milan.

“I’ve decided along with [Diavolo CEO Adriano] Galliani not to talk about Donnarumma anymore. He has a great future ahead of him and he needs to grow.

“We can’t make mistakes like we did in the past and put too much pressure on young Italian talent. I’ve decided, with Galliani, not to talk anymore to avoid misinterpretations of my words.

“All I’ll say is that we’re calm, Donnarumma is calm and he’s making his way in his career. All the other stuff is my responsibility.”

Raiola also represents Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the Neapolitan radio station asked if either could join Napoli.

“Mario is fine at Nice because he wants to show the world that he’s become a calm person, he just wants to work and that’s what he’s doing.

“There are a lot of teams who asked for him, from China to northern Europe, but we’ve said we’ll wait a few months to decide Balotelli’s future.

“We don’t rule anything out, neither Napoli nor other clubs, we’ll see what happens in the summer.

“As for Ibrahimovic, he’s always been in love with Naples and the passion of the Neapolitans and I’ve always said that openly because he grew up in a family which was similar to the Neapolitans and then with me.

“He knows what the love of the Neapolitans means and that passion has always attracted him.

“I know that [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis knows him, and with Zlatan you never know what could happen.”

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