Manchester United and Chelsea dealt enormous blow in pursuit of ‘new Thierry Henry’: report
Manchester United and Chelsea goal Rafael Leao has signed a brand new five-year cope with AC Milan, which means he will not be obtainable for a switch within the upcoming summer season window.
In comparison with Thierry Henry (opens in new tab) up to now for his leggy dribbling fashion, stature and right-footed and penchant for reducing in on the left flank, Leao has caught the eye of Europe’s elite in current seasons together with his shows in each Serie A and, extra just lately, the Champions League.
English sides corresponding to Manchester United, Chelsea and even Manchester Metropolis have been all linked with the 23-year-old, whereas Actual Madrid reportedly held an curiosity in him, too.
His most up-to-date deal at AC Milan was attributable to expire in June 2024, however Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed that the Portuguese winger has dedicated his future to the Italian facet.
Since becoming a member of Milan from Lille in August 2018, Leao has proven exceptional progress. Final season he helped his facet win the Scudetto for the primary time since 2011 with 11 targets and eight assists, whereas this season his performances have seen Milan attain the Champions League semi-finals.
AC Milan face Inter Milan in an enormous derby tie, however Leao is a doubt for the primary leg after choosing up an harm final weekend towards Lazio.
Talking on Tuesday throughout his pre-match press convention, AC Milan supervisor Stefano Pioli admitted his concern for his star participant’s health.
“At present he [Leão] educated, tomorrow I’ll determine what to do,” Pioli mentioned
“I’m going to mattress quietly tonight, anyway within the morning Rafa and the physician will inform me his situation. If he’s properly he shall be known as up, in any other case not. If the take a look at is clear he can play. If it’s not clear he can’t play – both from the beginning or the top. I might have most popular to do it at the moment, nevertheless it was not attainable.”