PSG’s interest in Rafael Leão is regularly mentioned in the Italian press. He is quoted again today by the Gazzetta dello Sport, indicating that the player’s value could approach 100 million euros in the event of a Serie A coronation. Milan, for its part, does not really want to sell him and is even hoping for an extension .
On the side of Milan, time is in favor of Rafael Leão. The Portuguese striker is enjoying a brilliant end to the season with his club, who could crown themselves as Italian champions if they win the final Serie A game this weekend. If so, the value of the 22-year-old would be around 100 million euros, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. An amount that is far from the amount that has been circulating in the transalpine press recently since an amount of 70 million euros was mentioned.
However, the Milan, whose takeover by the investment fund Investcorp is still pending, is not exactly a seller. On the contrary, the Italian club hopes to extend Rafael Leão for another two years, while his contract currently runs until 2024. Negotiations are expected to resume after the final day of the championship. Given the interest from PSG and other English clubs such as Newcastle, Milan’s salary offer, which amounts to 4.5 million euros annually, will undoubtedly have to be adjusted upwards.
The Portuguese international had broken his contract with Sporting in 2018 to go to LOSC without permission from the club’s leaders from Lisbon. On the one hand, he will therefore have to pay money to his former Portuguese club every month. But on top of that, given his stats (3 goals and 3 assists in the last 5 games), his agent Jorge Mendes is playing time to raise the stakes with Milan once the Scudetto is acquired and with offers from England bred. If the Milan club’s offer does not satisfy the agent and his client, the question of a departure may arise, but the player has often claimed that he felt good on the Lombardy side.
Often cited as an admirer in the event of Mbappé’s departure, PSG could see the Rafael Leão file prove to be particularly costly, especially as negotiations will be difficult in the face of leaders who do not want to part with their player. in the absolute, even if a sale per se would correspond to Milan’s project of acquiring players with good potential before resale at a high price. But if new investors are confirmed, they will undoubtedly be ambitious and be able to award a higher salary to the Portuguese, who would claim between 5 and 6 million euros to extend.