Raphael Leão (23) continues to accompany AC Milan.
AC Milan director Paolo Maldini said on the 11th (Korean time) ahead of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) semi-final first leg through ‘Prime Video’, “Agreement on contract extension with Leão is imminent. In fact, It is. We and Le Ang have the same plans and want to stay together.”
Portuguese winger Leão grew up at Sporting CP and showed his potential at LOSC Lille. Due to his height and speed, his physical abilities were called the best in his age group. Leão, who scored 8 goals and 2 assists in 24 French Ligue 1 matches in the 2018-19 season in Lille, moved to AC Milan for a transfer fee of 29.5 million euros (approximately 43 billion won) in the summer of 2019. He initially played as a rotation member, gradually increasing his playing time.
Having gained experience over two seasons, Leão showed his full potential last season. He recorded 11 goals and 10 assists in 34 Italian Serie A appearances, a career high. He became AC Milan’s ace and top striker in Serie A, and the team won the league title. Leang, who made an absolute contribution, became the ‘League MVP’.
He has also performed well this season. He has made 32 league appearances so far, scoring 12 goals and 8 assists. After joining AC Milan, his overall record is 40 goals and 34 assists in 159 games. Born in 1999, Leang has ample room for further development.
This summer, as the contract expired one year ahead, he received love calls from multiple clubs. Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United,메이저놀이터 Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain were all looking to sign him.
But Leang’s choice was AC Milan. Previously, Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport said at the end of April, “Lean and AC Milan have signed an oral agreement. The contract period is five years, and the annual salary consists of 7 million euros (about 10 billion won) and add-ons. In addition, the contract As a bonus, 2 million euros (about 3 billion won) will be paid.”
And European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on the 10th, “AC Milan is about to renew the contract with Leão. We plan to sign all the documents within a few days. We have completed an oral agreement on a contract valid until June 2028, and Leang Camp has already arrived in Milan to renew the contract.”