Donnarumma should stay at Milan, says Mihajlovic

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The man who handed the young goalkeeper his debut as a 16-year-old believes that it is the wrong move to depart the San Siro at this point in time

Sinisa Mihajlovic believes teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma should stay and grow at AC Milan.

Donnarumma, 18, angered Milan fans after it was revealed he would not renew his contract beyond its expiry in 2018.

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The shot-stopper was even showered with fake money during Italy's Euro Under-21 clash against Denmark on Sunday.

Mihajlovic, now in charge of Torino, handed Donnarumma his Serie A debut as a 16-year-old in 2015 and believes the goalkeeper should stay at Milan.

"Gigio is very strong, but he's still a boy," he told Sky Italia.

"To become a champion, he has to grow in an environment that loves him and can help him.

"There's no need to rush, although I understand [agent Mino] Raiola doing it for his clients.

"I would stay some more in gratitude to Milan, to grow and I think because they offered him a big contract.

"He now has half of Italy against him and that can be tough. The situation could have been handled better by both sides."

Donnarumma has already made four senior appearances for the national team, and played almost 70 times for Milan in the league.

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