Capello backs AC Milan winger to shine

AC Milan legendary coach Fabio Capello believes that this will be the season Rafael Leao finally makes his breakthrough.

Former AC Milan coach Fabio Capello analyzes the situation of the Rossoneri. In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Fabio Capello backed Rafael Leao to shine this season.

AC Milan have a project underway. Olivier Giroud is a forward of international class. I expect this season the explosion of a talent with enormous potential like Rafael Leao. Tonali must show signs of growth.

However, we need to evaluate the effects of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s departure. He joined a club like PSG that is now being talked about all over the world, but Milan deserved more gratitude“.

The legendary AC Milan coach believes that Leao has what it takes to finally make his breakthrough this season. The 22-year-old left winger joined AC Milan from Lille two years ago for a transfer fee of nearly 30 million euros. Despite his obvious talent Leao has been unable to cement himself as a regular in Stefano Pioli’s eleven.

In his first season at San Siro, Leao recorded 6 goals and 3 assists in 33 appearances. In his second year, the Portuguese talent did better scoring 7 goals and assisting 6 in 40 appearances.

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