Talks over the renewal of Rafael Leao are currently on stand-by but some peculiar words came from club president Paolo Scaroni yesterday.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) talks about Leao’s future and begins by recalling the comments that were made by Scaroni to Rai GR Parliament about the situation reagrding the Portuguese.
“He is a precious pawn for Milan, but we have shown that we know how to make incredible substitutions,” he said. He then went on to cite Pierre Kalulu stepping in for the injury Simon Kjaer as an example of how Milan have been able to replace important players with talent.
The renewal of Leao’s contract will be discussed in July, with the mutual desire of both parties to continue together, but such a ‘cryptic’ comment leaves any prospect for the future open.
The former Lille star is currently under contract with Milan until June 2024 and receives €1.5m net per season, with Milan’s offer being a contract until June 2026 with a net wage of €4.5m per year plus bonuses. Talks will resume next month.