Milan sell Liao is inevitable. Maldini can’t afford another farewell on a free transfer | first page

Milan’s first defeat of the season coincided with Rafael Leao’s first absence. However, there seems to be a causal and inevitable relationship, but the truth is that Pioli’s team against Napoli played a good match despite the Portuguese player being left out. In the offensive phase, Giroud and his teammates created many chances to score, but there were many mistakes in the goal area. There is no counter evidence that with Leao Milan’s attack would have been more resolute and decisive, but certainly the former Lille Last year he was the most involved player in the Rossoneri offensive game. Just look at the most recent matches, including assists and goals and with the balls flying out of the net, Leao’s participation is close to 100% of the chances.

Certainly the real strength of Team Bewley is the collective and inclusive participation of all components, but it is also certain that there are two/three elements crucial with their peculiarities to winning matches. Among them Leao more than any other. or at least Obviously, this is the case in the Italian league. Instead, the Portuguese did not yet find true consecration in Europe. In the meantime, he stops hitting the crossbar after his superb top-kick at the San Siro against Atlético Madrid. To become a real world star Liao, still very young, He should play in important matches in the Champions League or, this year, he also has a chance to show his qualities during the World Cup in Qatar.

The Champions League and the World Championship are Great display of the winger, but also a huge threat to Milan. In fact, Leao will not find an agreement with Maldini for a contract extension in the coming weeks. And time, unfortunately, does not play in the interests of the Rossoneri club. Leao currently receives a salary of 1.5 million per season and her contract expires on June 30, 2024. This means that during the next market session, Leao will be about a year after she is able to leave on a free transfer. Times are starting to shrink seriously, especially for a company that in recent years has lost three owners without any financial compensation.

After Donnarumma, Calhanoglu and Casey lost to zero, Milan received significant financial damage. But with Leao moving for free, the economic loss will be much greater. In fact, we take into account that the Portuguese are currently run by Gestifute She has a release clause of 150 million euros. A crazy character, however, could make sense to break away from the expiration of the contract. Less for someone who in less than two years can sign with anyone without any restrictions. Jorge Mendes knows this dynamic well and is therefore in no hurry to sign Renewal with Milan, even if we are talking about a salary that has quadrupled. Mendes knows that it is possible, on a free or near-no transfer deal, that Leao will win a princely participation in several European clubs.

From the city where Guardiola has publicly praised him to Chelsea who sought him out this summer, to finish with Paris Saint-Germain where there is Campos and Galtier who fired him at Lille. Three non-random destinations, which, unfortunately, constitute a completely different stage from the Italian championship stage. for this reason Negotiating with Milan for the renewal will be very complicated. Especially if in the next few months Leao should reach an international dedication. Maldini dispensed with calm, but he himself did not collapse when he lost the aforementioned three in a free transfer. After all, it depends not on him, but on who he has to cover his expenses. it’s clear This Milan cannot pay anyone 7-0 and cannot even afford to compensate for the fine that UEFA imposed on the striker a few years ago. A number approaching 20 million, which is what Leao wants as a kind of “reward” for signing.

In short, another problematic condition for contract renewal promises to be complex and could become even more challenging in the coming months. Milan fans have already entered the perspective that, sooner rather than later, they will have to accept the Portuguese’s departure. And the only way for the company not to suffer another major loss of assets is to sell them in the upcoming summer market session. The item probably won’t hit 150 million, but it won’t be a free pass either. And having to accept the fact that this will likely be the last year we can enjoy Portuguese would be an impressive tonic for Milan. So, To renew or not to renew, the sale of Leao in the next 10 months becomes necessary and cannot be postponed. Unfortunately.