AC Milan won the Serie A title last season on the back of stellar performances from Rafael Leao. The Portuguese was voted as the Most Valuable Player in Serie A last season. The forward was linked with a host of top clubs this summer. However, no transfer materialized for the player.
However, it seems unlikely that the Rossoneri will be able to retain the player. The only real possibility of retaining him at the club is extending his contract this season. The commitment of a contract can secure the interests of the club in the long term.
Rafael Leao has reportedly expressed his interest in signing a contract extension but is demanding an increased salary. The forward wants to be paid on the same level as Dusan Vlahovic is paid by Juventus. The demand is primarily due to the financially lucrative offers he has on offer from clubs abroad in Europe.
AC Milan is willing to meet the demands of Rafael Leao
The club is willing to offer the forward an increased salary as part of the new contract. Rafael Leao is an important part of the team and the project being built by the club. The Portuguese is one of the most sought-after forwards in world football and retaining him is profitable for the club.
Rafael Leao is also interested in staying at the club for the long term due to his importance at the club. He feels that he is an important part of central figure in the project and values that. The player believes this role can give him the opportunity to become one of the best players in the world.
It is likely that the club will accept his wage demands and offer him a new contract this season. It will not be surprising if Rafael Leao commits to a new long-term contract before the January transfer window. AC Milan are focused on returning the club to an elite level and consistently challenging for trophies. Hopefully, Rafael Leao will be able to continue his fine form and help the club!!
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