AC Milan star winger Rafael Leao has cemented his status as one of the most exciting talents across Europe this season.
The tears at the end of the game are those of a boy who knows he has achieved something great. At just 22, Rafael Leao took AC Milan on his shoulders and led them to win their nineteenth Scudetto. When Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced to quit, it was the Portuguese winger to step in and deliver.
This season Rafael Leao has established himself as one of the best players in Italy and beyond. The Portugal international scored 14 goals and assisted 12 in 42 appearances across all competitions. Excellent performances that have attracted the attention of many European club.
Rafael Leao was on top of Paris Saint-Germain’s list to replace Kylian Mbappe who seemed destined to join Real Madrid. Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is also interested in the 22-year-old while Barcelona are reportedly monitoring closely his situation too. However, AC Milan are calm.
That’s because it has been revealed that Rafael Leao has a release clause of €150 million. Any club interested in his services must spend a staggering fee to acquire to former Lille left winger. The Rossoneri don’t plan to sell their most prized asset and are in negotiations to extend his contract.
Rafael Leao currently earns 1.6 million per season. AC Milan have offered him a new contract until 2026 at around €4.5 million per season. There is still no agreement between the parties with his agent Jorge Mendes pushing for improved terms. Nevertheless, Milan are confident that an agreement will be reached soon.