An update has emerged on Wolves target Rafael Leao, regarding AC Milan’s valuation of his services.
What’s the talk?
According to Calcio Mercato, Mino Raiola is trying to find a Premier League club for Milan forward Rafael Leao, with Wolves showing an interest in the attacker.
The report claims Milan are ready to cash in on the Portuguese forward if they receive an offer of around £26m.
Should Wolves sign Leao?
Imagine him and Jimenez
Bruno Lage must seal a dream £26m deal for Leao this summer as he could be an excellent addition to the Wolves squad, adding some much-needed firepower. Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves were the club’s top scorers in the Premier League last season with five goals apiece.
This is extremely worrying and suggests that Wolves are in dire need of a signing to come in with the potential to score 10+ goals in the top-flight. Imagine if they were able to go from such a lack of attacking talent to having Raul Jimenez – who has recently returned to action following his horror head injury – and Leao leading the frontline next term.
Jimenez scored an impressive 30 goals in his first two league seasons for Wolves and found the back of the net four times in 10 games prior to his injury in the 2020/21 campaign. This suggests that his return could provide a major boost, but bringing in Leao alongside him could make Lage’s strikeforce a mouth-watering prospect.
Leao’s former coach at Sporting, Tiago Fernandes, once hailed him as a “champion” and compared him to Ronaldo. He said:
“Rafael is a No 9, he’s almost always played as one.
“I’d say that he reminds me of ‘Fenomeno’ Ronaldo for his pace, technique and the quality of his finishing.
“Perhaps he still has to improve in the air, but I want to tell the Rossoneri fans that Leao is a champion who can decide a game by himself.
“He certainly has the talent to play for Real Madrid, Barcelona and all the best clubs in Europe.”
This suggests that he has the quality required to join Wolves and provide goals and assists either playing out wide or through the middle.
He and Jimenez could form a lethal partnership, one that Wolves fans would enjoy watching in the top-flight.
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