Rafael Leao deals major blow to PSG’s Kylian Mbappe replacement search

Rafael Leao is a world-class player who would walk into the first team of any elite club. The Portuguese winger has been on AC Milan’s books since 2019 and has since become one of the hottest wingers in the game, with his speed, trickery, and an eye for goals being some of his strongest assets.

His consistent performances for AC Milan over the past few seasons have made him the subject of many interesting transfer speculations to several clubs. With Kylian Mbappe leaving PSG this summer, could it be the right time for the French club to snatch up another superstar forward?

Rafael Leao statement puts massive roadblock on PSG’s Mbappe replacement hunt

Kylian Mbappe’s summer move to Real Madrid is all but guaranteed. The Frenchman communicated his future plans to PSG a few weeks ago, informing them of his intention to leave the club for free at the end of the season. Some reports even claim Mbappe has penned a five-year deal with Real Madrid in an exciting summer for the Los Blancos.

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Source: Marca

PSG will need a superstar signing from all angles, financial, sporting, and commercial. They’ve been linked to a number of exciting players, such as Marcus Rashford, Rafael Leao, and Victor Osimhen. However, any hope of signing Rafael Leao may have gone up in smoke, as the Portuguese winger confirmed his future plans in a conference yesterday.

“I couldn’t leave Milan; they were always very close to me, even during the most difficult times of my life,” the former Lille player said. When pushed further on his options this coming summer and where he could end up, the Portuguese forward responded concisely, “AC Milan.”

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Source: Football Transfers

Luis Enrique reacts to Rafael Leao links

There’s been one positive thing about PSG amidst this whole Mbappe saga; they’ve accepted the fact that they’re losing the best player in the world and are working hard behind the scenes for a suitable replacement. Luis Enrique claimed that the club will be better in all areas next season, which means there’s enough money to spend on exciting talents.

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Source: We Ain’t Got No History

When asked about the prospect of signing Rafael Leao, the former Barcelona manager gave a cheeky response, deciding to make a light joke about the situation. “Is he a singer,” he jokingly asked while smiling. “No, this is a joke. I know Leao very well, but I don’t want to talk about a player who is not at our club,” he added.

The good thing for PSG is that they have several amazing players on their books, including Goncalo Ramos, Marco Asensio, Ousmane Dembele, Brady Barcola, and Xavi Simmons, who is on loan at RB Leipzig and will return to the club at the end of the current season.


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