GdS: Rangnick’s imminent arrival forces Milan to make decision on Leao’s future

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have made a decision regarding the future of forward Rafael Leao after a difficult season so far, according to a report.

The Portugal U20 international has the objective of leading the line for Milan in the short term – due to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury – after a disappointing campaign thus far, but in the medium term he wants to become a permanent fixture in the starting XI.

Milan invested a substantial amount to prise Leao from Lille and therefore the expectations towards the striker are rightly quite high.

According to Tuesday’s paper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as cited by Calciomercato.com), Milan have decided not to sell Leao this summer even if offers arrive.

That is because prospective new manager Ralf Rangnick is keen on working with the former Sporting CP starlet as he is an attacker who is of the mould that the German likes to use.

Leao tends to try and get behind the lines and attack spaces, something Rangnick appreciates from his centre-forward, and the air of unpredictability is also a welcome trait given the technical quality he has already displayed.


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