After experiencing rejection from Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid moved quickly to hunt for another new striker in the transfer market. The choice fell on AC Milan striker Rafael Leao.
Madrid’s seriousness to bring Leao can be seen from the transfer funds that have been prepared. As quoted from Italian Football, Madrid will redeem the Portuguese player with a dowry of 120 million euros.
It was only natural that Leao was valued so highly. His performance this season with Milan is quite brilliant. Leao scored 11 goals plus 10 assists, and successfully brought the Rossoneri to Serie A champions.
Not only that, the player who has a contract with Milan until June 2024 this season also won the individual Serie A Player of The Season title. However, it is not yet known whether Milan will accept a tempting offer from Madrid later.
Leao himself actually has a release clause of 150 million euros in his contract. It could be that if the negotiations are tough, Madrid will redeem Leao by activating the release clause.