AC Milan have been working on the renewal of Rafael Leao for quite some time but the parties are yet to reach an agreement. It’s a worrying situation that the Rossoneri must turn around fast, Luca Serafini argues.
Leao was one of the key players for Milan last season and it’s not exactly surprising that several big teams are monitoring his situation. The current deal will expire in 2024 and the Rossoneri want to extend that with a new contract.
It’s not been easy, however, as the Portuguese winger is asking for a significant pay rise (there have been talks of €6m demands). Speaking on Carlo Pellegatti’s Youtube channel, as cited by SempreMilan.it, MilanTV pundit Luca Serafini shared his thoughts.
“I find it difficult to picture the situation, it can change within an hour. Now, for example, you are at Milan, you have just won the Scudetto, you don’t get crazy figures but you have the possibility to triple your salary, so you sign.
“However, tomorrow morning maybe you call the Arabs, call the Sheik, call PSG, call whoever you like who starts offering you more and then the situation changes. You [Milan] must act immediately in order to hold him back,” he stated.
It remains to be seen if Milan can reach an agreement with Leao, but Serafini is right. The more time that passes, the harder it will be for the Rossoneri to satisfy the winger economically. There is still optimism, though.