Heading into the upcoming season, Rafael Leao will have a lot to prove after what was a very inconsistent 2020/21 campaign. Having said that, he will have to fight to even get the chance this term.
As reported by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Milan are evaluating the future and a sale cannot be ruled out for the Portuguese youngster. The pre-season friendlies, therefore, will be decisive to understand his future.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is injured, while the likes of Olivier Giroud and Ante Rebic will join later due to vacation. In other words, Leao will indeed get the chance during pre-season tour but he will also have to perform well.
For example, Milan will take on Juventus, Valencia and Real Madrid so these games should give us a good indication of where Leao stands. If it doesn’t go well then, as said, a sale cannot be ruled out but only at the right price.