Rafael Leao has surfaced as a prospective replacement for Kylian Mbappe on Real Madrid’s radar. The Portuguese international is valued at €100 million, but he might leave AC Milan during the summer transfer window.
The youthful winger was important in AC Milan’s Serie A title win this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting eleven times in 34 league appearances while winning the MVP award.
The Portuguese international was brilliant as AC Milan strolled to a 3-0 win against Sassuolo this past weekend, handing the Rossoneri the championship.
Leao’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, with some of Europe’s most prominent teams, like Real Madrid, expressing interest in him.
Real Madrid’s interest derives from their failure to sign Kylian Mbappe in a Bosman deal.
Despite widespread indications that he had struck an agreement on personal terms with Los Blancos, the French international chose to extend his stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Real Madrid will not have much time to nurse their wounds, since buying a wide attacker is a key goal for the summer, with Gareth Bale poised to leave as a free agency. Furthermore, Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard’s futures at the Santiago Bernabeu are unknown, pushing Real Madrid to scan the market for options for Mbappe.