Rafael Leao’s contract renewal has been put on hold until after the Juventus game, and an interesting detail regarding his new deal has emerged.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below) writes that the focus is on securing a spot in the next edition of the Champions League which could be sealed on Sunday in Turin, then Leao will pen fresh terms until 2028.
Leao’s salary will go up to €7m net per season and his release clause will go from €150m to €170m, with an option even in place that could see it go up to €175m, but there is a catch for interested clubs.
That €170m clause will only be active during a precise time window, namely in the month of July. In other words, anyone who wants to snatch Leao from Milan by paying the monstrous sum set by the club and the player’s entourage must do so in the first part of the next transfer market.
In the event of offers outside of that window, the management must sit down and decide what to do. The ideal setting for announcing Leao’s extension would be with a place in the 2023-24 Champions League secured.
I knew Leao agent is waiting for Champions league qualification.