PSG sign Euro 2020 MVP Donnarumma on five-year contract

PSG sign Euro 2020 MVP Donnarumma on five-year contract
Gianluigi Donnarumma via PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of AC Milan goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, on a five-year contract which would run until 30 June 2026.

The French giant unveiled the 22-year-old on Wednesday after recently helping the Italian national team defeat England to win the EURO 2020 last weekend in an intense penalty shootout and was voted UEFA's Euro 2020 player of the tournament.

Donnarumma spent six years with AC Milan, helping them return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in eight years.

The last time Milan played in the competition was in the 2013/14 season when the likes of Kaka, Mario Balotelli, Keisuke Honda, Nigel de Jong and Philipe Mexes were in the squad and they were knocked out by Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16.

Donnarumma began his career with the San Siro club and made a name for himself with Italy's U17s at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and was voted player of the tournament before getting a promotion to Milan's first team in the 2015/2016 season.

During his six seasons with the Rossoneri, the Naples-born shot-stopper made 215 Serie A appearances along with 16 Europa League matches and 12 Italian Cup matches (including the 2016 and 2018 finals).

Donnarumma said: "I am delighted to be part of this huge club. 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 to bring joy to the supporters."

PSG Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: "We are delighted to welcome Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain. We congratulate him on his UEFA EURO 2020 success and winning Player of the Tournament.

"I know Gianluigi will receive a warm Parisian welcome from everyone at the club, including his teammates, our staff and all the supporters."