Leao, a European failure with Portugal. Milan is waiting for offers

Portugal shines, but Rafa is disappointing and will miss Georgia due to disqualification. Meanwhile, between the Arab sirens and the offers that do not arrive, Milan is waiting…

His European Championship has so far disappointed expectations. To make up for this, Liao will now have to wait until the round of 16. The Rossoneri’s number 10 failed in his first two matches with the Portugal national team, but with full points with two victories and the sporting certainty of first place in Group F. Against the Czech Republic and Turkey, the Portuguese produced two mediocre performances, which leaves on the record only two bookings for simulation and a consequent disqualification for the next match.


Roberto Martinez’s trust has not been repaid yet. Leao was deployed twice in the starting lineup, but was an extra in both cases. With intermittent lights and sub-par performance. Yesterday, he participated in a trio of aces to support Ronaldo, alongside Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva. Against the Czech Republic, in the trident with CR7 and the City star. The result: no flashes, few revolutions, and two shifts after receiving the yellow signal. After the 3-0 win against Turkey, the coach asked a question about substitutions like this: “We needed to change players in the first half because of yellow cards and it was good to see that they were all fit.” Not very well, in a match in which every member of his team performed well, and for this very reason, it made the coach think about the round of 16. The first race is from inside or outside.

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Another point. Rafa arrived at the European Championship after an up-and-down year at the Rossoneri: 15 goals and 14 assists, but also several performances worth reviewing and a five-month period without a goal. It is no coincidence that Paulo Fonseca, Milan’s new coach, planned to visit Germany in recent days to meet him in the training camp. A way to get to know each other, but also to chat and understand the mood of the number 10. The player on whom his project will focus, if the transfer market allows, since the summer of negotiations is the other big topic.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic considered Leao untransferable, but summed it up in the press conference: “Maignan, Theo and Leao stayed.” A clear message to armored commanders. However, it is no mystery that a trusted intermediary of Father Antonio has been speaking for about a month with Saudi Arabia and especially with Al Hilal, to understand more about the interest in the player. Rafa is beloved and the Saudi Professional League is considering him to enrich the tournament with new stars, talents and followers. However, there are no concrete offers at the moment. Not even from Europe, where Paris Saint-Germain lost Mbappe and will soon have to decide who to give the Frenchman’s jersey and his role. A year ago, through Aldo Rossi, they protected themselves by placing a release clause worth 175 million in the Portuguese’s new contract, which today keeps Milan in a position of strength. It can be negotiated and in the face of a very important offer everything can change, but at this moment the Rossoneri will not take into account numbers less than 100 million.

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