Rafael Leao’s explosion this season has continued as he was once again decisive during the 4-0 win over Lazio on Wednesday night, registering a goal and an assist.
MilanNews writes how the new chant from the Curva Sud of ‘Rafael Leao Meravigliao’ seems to continue to spur him on, as the Portuguese winger had another one of those nights where he was essentially unplayable.
In 26 games played in all competitions this season (Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia), he has scored 9 goals and has racked up 6 assists showing that he has grown in consistency levels and rather than getting bogged down in difficult battles within games, he is often the man to unlock them.
Stefano Pioli was captured in a mic’d up training session giving the following advice to Leao: “When you’re inside the game, you don’t struggle even when you have to chase and defend. You have to stay inside the game with this determination.”
Away from the field, talks with his agent Jorge Mendes are continuing regarding a renewal on the basis of a €4m net per season contract plus bonuses until 2026. The feeling is that the everything can be concluded shortly.