Rafael Leao was the key player for AC Milan in their 3-2 win against Inter last night, bagging a brace and providing an assist. Therefore, his contract situation has inevitably ended up in the spotlight again.
After a rough start to the season, receiving some criticism from the media, Leao has found his groove and yesterday he was unplayable. In one of the most important games of the season he stepped up, as highlighted by Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews).
His impact was there for anyone to see and it’s clear that Milan need to make a proper attempt at renewing his contract. The fate of the winger is now in the hands of Gerry Cardinale, the new owner of the Rossoneri, who was present at the game.
If it wasn’t obvious prior to last night’s game, Leao has made it clear that Milan would struggle to replace him in the near future. One of the main goals for Cardinale and RedBird is thus to renew his contract and avoid a backlash.