Rafael Leao’s position as a starter in the AC Milan XI can have a number of benefits for the team moving forward, a report claims.
The Portugal U21 international joined the Rossoneri over the summer in a deal worth €28million for Ligue 1 side Lille.
Leao revealed his delight to have sealed a move to the San Siro upon his arrival, while reports have claimed that Milan’s coaching staff were left impressed by his first few training sessions.
However, he found opportunities hard to come by in the first three games of the season, though was thrust into the starting XI against Inter and then started in Turin on Thursday night.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), Leao ‘managed to convince Giampaolo to bet on him after a month of apprenticeship at Milanello’.
The head coach, leaders and fans are all agreed that Leao should now be a fundamental part of the team moving forward, and as such he has now confirmed for Giampaolo the decision to switch to a 4-3-3.