Serafini believes Leao will renew his Milan contract despite tough situation


Rafael Leao has been in the spotlight over the last few weeks as AC Milan are looking to renew his contract. The situation is far from easy, however, and several big clubs are watching with great interest. 

The winger’s current deal will expire in 2024 and given his performances over the last year or so, he deserves a pay rise. The key question has been how much lately, as Leao’s demands are a bit higher than what Milan are willing to offer.

In addition, there is the €19m fine that Leao owes his former club Sporting Lisbon for unlawfully terminating his contract. It has made an already complicated situation more complicated, it’s safe to say.

In his latest editorial for MilanNews, MilanTV pundit Luca Serafini acknowledged the tricky situation and also the fact that Milan are yet to decide on their top offer. He did, however, state that he believes Leao will remain at the club.

“Signals and rumours continue to arrive about his renewal, Maldini is also slightly unbalanced on the intentions of the club and just this week, he learned of talks with Sporting Lisbon for an agreement on the €20m fine, heavy as a boulder on the future of the player and in the negotiation. I will make a bet, based on personal feelings and not on certainties: Leao will renew and will stay at Milan,” he wrote.