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Real Madrid interested in €100 million AC Milan winger

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Real Madrid may soon begin an effort to attract Rafael Leao, a Portuguese forward valued at €100 million by Real Madrid. Rafael Leao is still being pursued by Real Madrid, according to the Spanish source Fichajes. The reigning La Liga winners are eager to sign the Portuguese attacker. In addition, AC Milan will seek €100 million to let him go during the summer transfer window.

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Real Madrid has shown interest in Rafael Leao

Rafael Leao has established himself as one of the world’s best players since joining AC Milan in August 2019 from LOSC Lille. The 23-year-old struggled at San Siro before erupting as a talismanic figure for the Rossoneri. And he was Milan’s guiding light when they won the Serie A title last season. Despite not being at his best this season, the Portuguese forward has contributed to 23 goals. In 40 games, Leao has scored 11 goals and assisted on 12 others. The player’s development has caught the interest of numerous high-profile clubs, including Real Madrid.

Real Madrid’s interest in Leao is puzzling, given that Vinicius Junior has clinched the left-wing spot. Because the Brazilian international is not leaving, the AC Milan superstar will be unable to play his favoured position. Despite this, the reigning La Liga winners are still interested in signing him. Meanwhile, the Serie A champions want to re-sign the 23-year-old. But, if necessary, AC Milan may be forced to wilt and sell the player. Because Leao’s contract expires in just over a year, his suitors will be under pressure to embark on the offensive this summer.

According to the source, Real Madrid intends to do just that. However, AC Milan would expect €100 million to offload the Portuguese forward during the summer transfer window. That is a larger figure than some recent publications have said. So it will be interesting to see if Real Madrid is willing to pay €100 million for a player who will not be able to play in his favoured position at the Santiago Bernabeu. For the time being, it appears that a summer transfer is in the planning stages.

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