Costacurta on Leao: ‘There is a limit and AC Milan’s plan is clear’

The former AC Milan centre back has no doubt on what will happen if Rafael Leao does not accept the Rossoneri’s renewal offer.

AC Milan left winger Rafael Leao has started his World Cup adventure on the right foot. The Portuguese star was a big protagonist in the first group match of his national team. It only took him a few minutes after entering the pitch to score one goal that proved to be the match-winner.

The question that everyone is asking right now is whether an excellent World Cup campaign will raise the economic demands of Rafael Leao’s entourage. A legitimate question but giving an answer at the moment is difficult. It is certain that the requests from other interested clubs will increase. Leao’s renewal therefore continues to haunt Milan fans.

AC Milan legendary defender Alessandro Costacurta analyzes the difficult of situation of 23-year-old winger. AC Milan are reportedly willing to match his salary demands but want to avoid contributing in the €20 million fine he owes to Sporting Lisbon. Costacurta believes that Milan will sell Rafael Leao if he doesn’t accept their renewal offer.

Everything has a limit. With this management Milan has set limits. If Leao does not accept the renewal proposal that will be submitted to him, then he will go where he wants. I like this philosophy of Milan. If Leao were to have a great World Cup and a team showed up with an important offer, I’d be ready to let him leave immediately. Maldini and Massara would be able to find suitable replacements to stay at certain levels“.

At the end, Costacurta gives his opinion on the upcoming Champion League matches of AC Milan and Inter and their chances of progress.  Both Milan and Inter were lucky. Not so much for the respective value of Tottenham and Porto, but for who they avoided in the draw. They can go through.”

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