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.”