Rafael Leao was the big hero for AC Milan in last night’s derby win and the contract situation has inevitably been brought up again. A lot will depend on Gerry Cardinale, the Rossoneri’s new owner.
RedBird Capital, led by Cardinale, have just taken over Milan from Elliott Management and there will be some changes within the club. However, the project will be similar and the dilemma regarding Leao’s renewal thus remains.
As highlighted by Calciomercato.com, Leao showed his class in the 3-2 win against Inter, bagging a brace and assisting Giroud’s goal. There are no longer any doubts about what he brings to the team and Milan are fully aware of this.
Cardinale got to see the Portuguese winger live and he will now have to decide the strategy for the renewal talks. It will be handled by Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, but the economic margins must be set by the owner as Leao is currently asking for €7m per year.