GdS: Milan believe Leao can play any attacking role

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan believe that Rafael Leao can adapt to play any position on the forward line, according to a report.

The Portugal U21 international became the Rossoneri’s third signing of the summer as he arrived from Lille for a fee of €28million plus bonuses.

Leao made his competitive debut for the club in the 1-0 defeat to Udinese in the opening game of the season, and made a noticeable difference in what was an otherwise dismal performance.

Despite this, the arrival of Ante Rebic from Eintracht Frankfurt – coupled with the switch in formation – has led some to speculate that Leao may now be an afterthought to Marco Giampaolo.

However, Thursday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) reveals that this is not the case at all.

Instead, the Rossoneri believe that due to his age and potential, the former Sporting CP starlet can adapt to play in all possible roles in the attacking department.

Given that Giampaolo looks set to revert to the 4-3-3 used by Gennaro Gattuso last season, it is possible that Leao could be trained into playing as both a winger and a centre-forward.


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