Rafael Leao had his big breakthrough this past season as he managed to perform on a consistently high level throughout, leading AC Milan to their first Scudetto in eleven years. Inevitably, the big clubs are watching on.
Milan are optimistic about the future and talks are ongoing with Leao’s agent, Jorge Mendes, about a contract renewal. It would include a significant pay rise and a new deadline until 2026, should they reach an agreement.
According to today’s edition of Corriere Della Sera (via MilanNews), the likes of Real Madrid and PSG are monitoring the situation of Leao with great interest. And the €150m release clause in his contract doesn’t scare them. In fact, they have inquired Mendes about the situation.
The feeling is that Leao will end up renewing his contract with Milan, but nothing can be ruled out in the world of football. Furthermore, €150m is a figure that is hard to turn down even for a player like Leao, who will be hard to replace.