Striker Rafael Leao will be one player that AC Milan build around for the future despite his disappointing first season at the club, a report claims.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport reports (via MilanNews), Leao arrived last summer with very high expectations with the Rossoneri having paid €35million snatch him from Lille.
When Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned in January, many were convinced that the Swede could be what Leao needed – especially after their first couple of games up front together – but in the end it is Ante Rebic who has exploded.
Despite this, the paper claims that the Portugal starlet will have a future as a protagonist. He is a player that the management admire, but he will have to mature without Zvonimir Boban, who was always a big supporter of the 20-year-old, and without Ibra.
Leao must put in a lot of work both tactically and technically, and in terms of his attitude. It must then be understood what role he will play next season with a lot dependant on who is the head coach.