Shocking reports have emerged out of Italy with regard to the potential departure of young Milan forward Rafael Leao to France. The versatile 22-year-old is aware of interest for his services from clubs across Europe, but the entry of Paris Saint-Germain in the picture spices things up.
According to latest reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), The Parisians are ready offer a big package deal to the Portuguese winger, in a contract agreement worth around €6m net per season.
He is valued at €50m, according to transfermarkt, but PSG are reportedly ready to bid €70m as their initial offer – most likely motivated to replace Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe at the earliest.
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— Trivela (@Trivela_FR) March 15, 2022
As tempting as that offer might sound, the stance at Milanello is strong regarding a lengthy future at San Siro for Leao. Milan are expected to reject any advances from clubs for one of their most valuable players. Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona have also made the forward a priority in the transfer market for the summer.
However, Milan are unlikely to let him leave, especially in the midst of contract renewal talks. He is expected to extend his stay with the Rossoneri for a further two years i.e. until 2026, thus bagging an impressive pay rise for his commendable performances this season.
The Sporting Club youth product is experiencing his most prolific campaign so far, scoring 11 goals and assisting 6 times in 32 appeaances for Il Diavolo.