The super-talented Portuguese forward Rafael Leao has landed at the Malpensa Airport and is expected to sign a five-year contract with AC Milan in the coming hours
The Rossoneri will pay Lille €30m for the 20-year-old prodigy, who enjoyed a fine 2018-19 campaign, scoring eight goals and providing two assists for Les Dogues across all competitions.
Along with his agent, Leao will soon enter Casa Milan to put pen to paper that will see him committing his future to the Serie A giants for the next five years.
Capable of playing as a centre-forward, as well as, the left-winger, the Portugal U-21s international should add depth and freshness to the Rossoneri attack.
Rafael Leao arrived at Casa Milan along with his agents to meet Boban and Maldini and define the last details related to his contractpic.twitter.com/oYasL3Gt5Q— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) July 30, 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa have both been looking to hire the former Sporting Lisbon man, but Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini have made sure to beat the competition on time.
A consolation for Wolves will be the signing of Milan youngster Patrick Cutrone, who has struggled to impress the new boss Marco Giampaolo and will, therefore, try his luck in the Premier League starting next season.
Meanwhile, Lille are increasingly likely to become victims of their own success, as Leao and Thiago Mendes, both left the club to join AC Milan and Lyon respectively, while Nicolas Pepe should follow in the footsteps of his former teammates and find a new challenge soon.