Rafael Leao Transfer News: The Portuguese star Rafael Leao, whose fame has spread across Europe in recent years, is said to be leaving AC Milan this summer.
The winger’s current contract with the Italian champions ends in 2024, so negotiations have been going on for some time. If Milan wishes to make a profit off of the sale of the Portuguese international, the time to do it is this summer.
Speaking about the contract negotiations with Leao’s team, AC Milan director Frederic Massara has said to Sky via Fabrizio Romano: “We want to extend Rafa Leao’s contract, he wants the same. There are issues but we’re on it. We need a solution before the end of the season.
Rafa will have the final say. It’s not easy to mention percentages but I’d say it’s 50%”.
This is great news for the teams chasing Leao, including Man City and Man United. The winger has drawn interest from both Manchester teams, but the red side of the city might need the Portuguese star more.
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Jack Grealish, an Englishman, has excelled this season on the left flank for Man City, and he is expected to continue playing there for the foreseeable future.
Leao may play left wing for Man Utd, freeing up playing time for Marcus Rashford up front, where Rashford can make the most of his speed. A deal for the AC Milan player will not be a top priority if Erik ten Hag wants a traditional number nine in his squad.