GdS: From inconsistency to a shining light – Leao becomes Milan’s €100m man

By Oliver Fisher -

After two seasons of adaptation and maturation, Rafael Leao has been a real shining light of the current season for AC Milan and his value has now skyrocketed.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes how he is the top scorer and the leader of the attack for this group, something which seemed an unlikely scenario one year ago when he was struggling to find consistency despite glimpses of his brilliant.

Leao was bought by Milan from Lille in the summer of 2019 for a figure close to €24m when he was 20 years of age and had the reputation of being a talent that was primed to explode. As mentioned, his first two seasons with the Rossoneri were inconsistent but now he seems to dazzle almost every week.

Whenever he gets the ball in isolation against a defender he almost always wins the battle with his frightening pace and dribbling. Speaking of acceleration, the player’s value has begun to rocket reaching at least €100m, so Milan want to agree a renewal before clubs like PSG – who are interested – come knocking.

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  1. Well he was incosistent this year as well, first 19 matches he was invisible for 7-8 matches, and didn’t do a lot in at least 7 more of them. But he improved in the second part of the season. He still needs to improve a lot if he will be one of the best in that position. Other players play literally every week, with goals, assists or creating big chances. I don’t understand why you people hype someone up without looking the whole picture.

    1. And looking at the whole picture… Yes, he has scored important goals lately. Yes, he has assisted important goals lately. But… Yes, he is still very lazy to defend. Even Messi works more on the defense than Leao. It’s a team effort and everyone (even Zlatan) needs to contribute to defending as well.

      1. Yes, he was great in last 10 matches. If he has a whole season like that next year than we are talking about a top player. Look at Salah for example, every match he is there 100%.

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