Gianluigi Donnarumma signs for PSG on a FREE transfer from AC Milan… just three days on from the goalkeeper’s penalty shootout heroics against England at Wembley where he helped Italy win Euro 2020
- Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma
- French side have landed the Italy goalkeeper on a free transfer from AC Milan
- Italy’s Euro 2020 hero against England saw contract at San Siro expire in June
- The 22-year-old goalkeeper had been at the Italian giants since 2013
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has signed for Paris St Germain on a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old joins PSG after reaching the end of his contract with AC Milan, with whom he had been with since 2013.
Donnarumma was handed his Milan debut aged 16 in 2015 and ended up making over 200 Serie A appearances for them.
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan
The French giants posted a short video on Twitter showing the keeper in their new kit
Gianluigi Donnarumma joins Paris Saint-Germain just three days after winning Euro 2020
Confirmation of his move to PSG comes three days on from Donnarumma, holder of 33 senior caps, helping Italy win Euro 2020 and being named player of the tournament.
His efforts included keeping three clean sheets and saving one penalty in the shootout in the semi-finals against Spain and then two more in the one that settled Sunday’s final as the Azzurri got the better of England at Wembley.
Donnarumma said in quotes on PSG’s official website: ‘I am very happy to be part of this great club that is Paris St Germain.
The goalkeeper was Italy’s hero in the penalty shootout victory over England at Wembley
Donnarumma saved two penalty kicks as he is mobbed by Italy team-mates following victory
The 22-year-old leaves AC Milan after eight years following the expiry of his contract
‘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 give joy to the supporters.’
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: ‘We are pleased to welcome Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris St Germain.
‘We congratulate him on his victory at Euro 2020, and his title as the best player of the competition.
‘I know Gianluigi will receive a warm welcome from everyone at the club, including his teammates, our staff and all the Parisian support.’
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