Donnarumma regrets contract mess

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has apologised for the contract wrangle that threatened to alienate him from the club's supporters.

The 18-year-old brought a drawn-out saga to an end on Wednesday when he penned a new deal with the Rossoneri until 2021, having initially refused to extend his stay beyond next season.

Donnarumma's actions and those of his agent, Mino Raiola had angered fans, who showered the Italy international with fake money during the clash with Denmark at the recent Under-20 European Championship.

The Milan youth product has moved to ease tensions with followers of the Italian giants, insisting he did not mean to betray their trust.

"I'm delighted and proud to be at Milan," he said. "I was born and raised at this club and I never had any doubts about staying in my mind.

"I'm sorry to the fans who felt betrayed, but I repeat that was not my intention. I'm sorry to them and thank them for their affection for these two years. I am proud to be here."

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