Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain confirm arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma on five-year deal

Ross Jackson
Donnarumma has signed a five-year deal at PSG
Donnarumma has signed a five-year deal at PSG / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / Contributor

Gianluigi Donnarumma has officially been announced as a Paris Saint-Germain player, penning a five-year deal after leaving Milan on a free transfer.

At just 22 years of age, the Italian shot-stopper has made a name for himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. Having made his debut for Milan at just 16 - subsequently becoming the second youngster goalkeeper ever in Serie A - he went on to make over 250 appearances for I Rossoneri.

Earlier this summer Milan confirmed they would be parting ways with Donnarumma, failing to come to an agreement during contract negotiations, and after weeks of speculation linking him with a move to PSG they've now taken to their official website to confirm his arrival.

"Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the arrival in its squad of Gianluigi Donnarumma," the statement reads. "The Italian goalkeeper has signed a five-year contract and is linked with the club until 30 June 2026.

"Recent winner of the UEFA Euro 2020, the new Parisian proves decisive during the shootouts won by Italy, in the semi-final against Spain and then in the final against England. He was named the best player in the competition for all of his performances.

Donnarumma took the opportunity to provide a brief statement expressing his delight at having signed for such an ambitious club.

"I am very happy to be part of this great club that is Paris Saint-Germain," he said. "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 went on to welcome Donnarumma to the club and he believes the former Milan man will be warmly received by both teammates and fans following his arrival.

Donnarumma's heroics won Italy Euro 2020
Donnarumma's heroics won Italy Euro 2020 / Laurence Griffiths / Staff

"We are pleased to welcome Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain," he said. "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 supporters."