CM: Huge clause and temptations from abroad – the latest on Leao’s future

By Oliver Fisher -

Rafael Leao had an amazing season as part of AC Milan’s Scudetto winning side and he is attracting the interest of some elite European clubs, a report claims. report that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara want to speed up the negotiations over the renewal of Leao’s contract, especially because the previous basis of agreement at €4.5m net per season for a two-year extension is no longer enough from a salary point of view.

Two factors are influencing the situation at present: the first is the legal case with former club Sporting CP which means he will have to forfeit a chunk of his salary each month until the total amount is repaid (around €20m with interest).

The second is that there are now top teams willing to offer him big money, but Milan’s confidence in reaching an agreement soon with Leao’s agent Jorge Mendes is high. First we have to wait for the sale of the club and then the economic parameters of the operation can be defined.

The Portuguese winger has given his priority to the Rossoneri but Real Madrid and above all PSG are very interested. Leonardo’s heir, Luis Campos, was the one who signed him at Lille from Sporting CP.

However, Maldini and Massara know how to resist temptation because last summer they rejected a €35m offer from Shakhtar Donetsk. There is a €150m release clause in his current deal which is a clear signal to the suitors, but now that deal must be extended.

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  1. 150 m release clause is too small pl clubs and psg/Madrid can pay that easily without feeling a thing, a new contract must be given to him with no release clause before the transfer window opens

  2. If he wont sign a new long term contract then we should accept the 120m or we lose him for free, like Torino and Belotti

  3. No player is above the club, should he ask for astronomical salary and signing fee then letting him go doesn’t mean our club is stingy or below other clubs. He is a one season wonder now because his environment allows him to grow. Interest in noa lang or G Jesus might be a hint of what could happen in the summer mercato. So letting go of rebic would be a shame if leao suddenly leaves.

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