Man United Favourite Over Liverpool In The Chase Of Ronaldo Likend “Electric” £100m+ Forward
Over the last two seasons, the Portuguese sensation has been in superb form for Milan. In Serie A in 2020/21, he scored 11 goals and assisted on ten others.
In nine league games this season, he has four goals and four assists. He has two assists in four Champions League matches but has yet to score in Europe.
The 23-year-old can play centrally, but has spent more time this season on Milan’s wide left flank.
According to the Italian outlet CalcioMercato, Leao is being pursued by a number of clubs. Liverpool is one of those clubs, and they appear to be looking for a new forward. Furthermore, Manchester United is said to be interested. He’s been called “electric,” and he’s been matched to football legends like Ronaldo Nazario and Cristiano Ronaldo in the old days. Tiago Fernandes, a former Sporting Lisbon coach who worked with Leao at the Portuguese club, told Tuttomercatoweb (via FotMob) last season: “Leao has the energy of Ronaldo.” He has the ability to solve puzzles on his own. ” He reminds me of the ‘Phenomenon’ [Ronaldo], with his speed, technique, and speed and power in crucial moments, qualities that have emerged every game this season to propel Milan to greatness.”
He went on: “Only Cristiano Ronaldo had the same talent as him at that age, I can assure you. It’s a lot of fun. It compensates for the many hours spent on the field at Sporting.”
According to CalcioMercato, Leao currently has a €150 million release clause in his Milan contract, which expires in 2024. That could rule him out of any upcoming big move for the time being.
Milan is said to want to “close [a new contract] as soon as possible,” and Leao is said to want to stay.
Other factors, however, are at work. Jorge Mendes, Leao’s agent, is among them.
According to the same source, other top clubs are circling the player during bargaining, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City are all contenders.
However, it appears that those clubs will need to act quickly and decisively to close a deal, with Milan eager to keep their player at the San Siro.