AC Milan has spoken, through the voice of one of its leaders, on the question of the extension of Portuguese striker Rafael Leao.
If the entourage of Rafael Leao recently denied a break in talks with AC Milan, it must be recognized that the Lombardy club has still not won their case for an extension of the Portuguese striker, free in June 2024. Announced in the sights of the English Chelsea, as part of the replacement of the Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the former resident of Lille will register in the long term at the Rossoneri of Stefano Pioli?
36 goals since 2019
Through one of his top executives, the 2022 Italian champion gave an update on the 23-year-old Lusitano international. Interviewed by the channel Sky Italia on the sidelines of the match of the 22nd day of Serie A won against Torino (1-0), last Friday at San Siro, the technical director Paolo Maldini recognizes that the file is not progressing. “There is no news on the renewal of Leao, we are like before. But now is not the best time to sign.” AC Milan fans will have to be patient before knowing the outcome of the negotiations between the two parties.
Landed on the other side of the Alps during the summer of 2019 against a check for 29.50 million euros, the former member of the French championship has scored 9 goals in 29 matches in all competitions since the start of the 2022-2023 season, for 8 goals in 21 Serie A games. But his last goal dates back to January 14 against Lecce (2-2), an ongoing series of four unsuccessful games, a blow to the image of the bad patch crossed by the partners of Olivier Giroud. In three and a half years with the Milan shirt, Rafael Leao has scored 36 goals in 144 appearances, including 31 in 116 league games.