Gianluigi Donnarumma Thanks Fans for Their Rekindled Love

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has thanked the club’s fans for the way they have treated him since signing his new contract at San Siro and claimed that he is “proud to wear the shirt”.

The 18-year-old made himself public enemy number one with Milan supporters earlier in summer, after initially refusing to sign a new contract with his boyhood club.

Following AC Milan’s 2-0 victory over Craiova in the Europa League play-offs on Thursday night, the young keeper spoke of his pride at representing the club and thanked the fans for welcoming him back into the team following the controversial episode in his career.

Following the contract refusal at the start of summer, some fans threw fake money and rubber sankes at Donnarumma during an Italy Under-21’s match against Denmark, but apparently now all is forgotten and forgiven on both sides.