Leao responds to Maldini’s comments and Real Madrid links: “I feel at home”

By Oliver Fisher -

Rafael Leao has spoken out about his future amid rumours of a contract renewal with AC Milan and of possible interest from Real Madrid.

With 11 goals and 10 assists in the league, Leao was for many the player of the season for Milan and was the Serie A MVP for a reason. He is simply unplayable on his day, as a hat-trick of assists against Sassuolo in the final round showed, which felt an emblematic way to sign off and sealed the Scudetto.

Leao gave an interview from Portugal’s training retreat where he has joined up with the national team ahead of their UEFA Nations League games in June, and he was asked by A Bola what he thought about Paolo Maldini’s interview in La Gazzetta dello Sport during which he labelled the winger as unsellable.

“I’m at Milan, I have another two years on my contract. Untouchable? I’m happy with these words. I feel at home, but in at the moment my focus is on the national team,” he said (via MilanNews).

In the last few days Leao’s name has also been linked to Real Madrid and there has been a lot of news surrounding his future, but the former Lille man is currently just focusing on matters on the field.

“I am very happy, but my feet are firmly on the ground. It is a pride to work with highly experienced players. As for my evolution, I left young Sporting CP and went to Lille. People may not know this, but Ligue 1 is a strong league, I have evolved,” he said.

“Then an important step for Milan. The first two years did not go as I would have liked, but now I am more mature and confident, the season has gone as I wanted. I hope to do great things in the future.”

Leao was asked by the Portuguese source what he wants his future to be, to which he responded: “Being a point of reference in my club and in the national team… the highest point is, for example, winning a World Cup.”

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6 Comments

  1. every year we gonna loose players for free with those greedy owner
    i miss berlusconi he will never let sh$t like that happen in his team always renew starters players at your team

    1. Berlusconi is the reason Milan has been in difficult financial position all these years which has a big hand in why Milan keeps losing their best player because they can’t pay them as much as the other teams will

    2. Do you mean like when he sold Kaka to Madrid or Shevchenko to Chelsea?
      Get a clue, budgets must be met unless you have UEFA in your back pocket like PSG

  2. Unfortunately we’ve heard such statements again. So, words without signature means nothing. If you feel at home and you want to stay, you sign renewal. Otherwise, he shall be sold this summer already. Unfortunately.

    1. If the management offers him 4 mils plus bonuses, of course he will forget his promises and not sign, and you can not blame him. You don’t expect the players to just accept whatever the club pays them and die for the club, this is very rare.

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