Italian transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reassured AC Milan fans that Real Madrid will not be trying to sign Rafael Leao this summer.
Speaking whilst on Sky Sport 24 (via Milan News), Di Marzio responded to concerns from Milan fans that given Real Madrid will not be able to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint Germain this summer, they will now come after Leao.
“Real will not take the winger. Mbappe was Mbappe, they will not look for Leao. We can reassure Milan fans.”
The implication is that whilst Leao is a fantastic player, Mbappe is in a different category right now as he is perceived as the best footballer in the world at this time.
That means that Real Madrid will be looking for a forward closer to that calibre which Leao perhaps can’t claim to be right now.
There is still cause for concern when it comes to Leao because whilst he has not expressed any desire to leave, there are Premier League teams very keen to sign him.