MN: Leao decisive in Milan’s Scudetto run – he must clear the outside noise

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli needs the best version of Rafael Leao between now and the end of the season, as the forward is suffering somewhat of a drought.

MilanNews writes how the Portuguese winger has unique physical and technical skills that allow him to break games open like nobody else in the squad can, but in the last month his performances have dropped and there has been no help around him to help shoulder the weight of high expectations.

After the goal against Udinese, Leao has not scored and frankly he is finding less isolation situations than a month and a half ago which implies a change in approach from opponents. Nonetheless, he is still a very useful resource and Milan need him in this final rush.

The report mentions how there has been speculation of bids from €70m from abroad and if that amount were really on the table it would be hard to say no, but for now Leao must stay, continue to develop and hopefully sign a renewal.

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  1. There is nothing else we could do with Leao. He has a great potential and I must admit that but he feels he has no Competitor in the team and his role so nothing bothers him. As it stands now, we (Milan) has lost the league title because of Inter wins his outstanding match, they move to the top and that ends the title for us. If we had something to do, we should have done it against Bologna and Torino. Forza Milan

    1. Yep. The scudetto train left already and Milan was left at the station. They have had their chances. Many of them. All wasted.

  2. There is no outside noise. There is Oliver Fisher’s noise, but that is something quite different. We are on top of the league ALSO thanks to him and his improvement. Even if we don’t win, I find it disrespectful (to say the least) saying that he has been decisive for the end result…

  3. If he still refuse extend contract until summer just sell him to PSG. It is huge capital gain since we only buy him 28m euro . We can buy noa Lang as his replacement and revive rebic career as LW. Combination of Theo – Rebic more better than Theo- Leao. Too bad rebic often injury this seaso

  4. You cannot blame Leao for Scudetto fiasco, however his play has been sub-par. He has tremendous natural ability but does not have the internal drive to reach his potential, after he loses the ball or is indirectly involved in the attack he can be seen wandering around mentally and physically uninvolved. Unless he has the ball or is the center of attention he is a distraction. Did notice that Pioli has realized this as well and has tried to put a fire under his ass.

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