Only way I can see him staying here is if we do lower his salary. It was a huge mistake giving Donna 6mil to begin with, because that effectively killed any room for incrementally improving his salary over time. Instead, we skipped like 3-4 seasons worth of salary growth and gave him a fat pay day right out the gate. If anything, all our management did was kick the can down the road for our current management who now has to deal with the quandary.
To me, what it all boils down to is this: does Donna want to stay at Milan? If so, there are a number of options that he can take. One - take a pay cut and renew more years.Two - take a pay cut + more years AND fire Raiola. Three - Stay on the same 6mil for a while and simply renew his years. Four - Stay on 6mil + more years AND fire Raiola. But if Donna does NOT really want to stay at Milan, he'll let Raiola bully him around and our management will either give in to the bigger wage demands, thus hampering a lot of our progress toward skinning our wage bill, or we potentially let him go for free/bananas. And I don't want to see the excuse of, "oh, a player shouldn't have to renew for less if he deserves more!" Donna is already one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the world, and although he's floated between good and great for a while now, he's not worth much more than what he's making now. It's not unheard of for highly paid players to restructure their contracts so that the team as a whole can bring in better players or whatever else. It really is a question of character and moral integrity, here. Donna is being paid absolute bank right now. He's getting his. Now, he needs to decide whether he wants to succeed with Milan and actually win something, or if money is all he cares about. The irony is, that him making 6mil in itself is not really the problem - its the way in which he let it happen to begin with, and now, we'll see how he lets things happen this time. Hopefully he's grown up and will stop Raiola's greed from continuing to distract him.