Politician brands Raiola a 'people trafficker' & slams Donnarumma

Gianluigi Donnarumma
The Italian politician and Milan fan has slammed the young goalkeeper and his super agent for their handling of the player's situation

Italian politician Matteo Salvini is not at all pleased with how Gianluigi Donnarumma and his agent Mino Raiola are dealing with the goalkeeper's situation with A.C. Milan. 

The 18-year-old has been on-again, off-again in terms of signing a new deal with the Serie A club, with the youngster the subject of constant rumours linking him with a move away from the side to the likes of Juventus

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And Salvini, the leader of Lega Nord and a Milan fan, says he no longer believes he even wants the goalkeeper around, and says his agent is simply a "human trafficker".

Mino Raiola

“I am honestly struggling to say I hope he remains at Milan,” Salvini told Radio 1.

“He’s a valid player, but someone who is always hesitating, I might stay or go, I might sign or not, I don’t know if I’d like to still have him in the Milan jersey.

“Consistency is the most important thing for me and that comes first. If he doesn’t want to stay, then I wouldn’t keep him. Who is forcing him to remain?

“He was silent for a week, in the hands of that improbable agent who traffics people for millions of Euros. If you say no to me once, as far as I am concerned, it’s over.

“It’s the same in politics – if you fool me once, you won’t fool me again.”

The comments come just a day after Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio called the fees for agents "offensive", with Raiola already revealed to be due around £41 million from Paul Pogba’s record-breaking transfer to United in 2016.