According to reports, Premier League giants Manchester City made contact with AC Milan forward Rafael Leao’s agent Jorge Mendes over potential signing in the summer transfer window. Reports suggest that the Portugal striker is a transfer target for Premier League side Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
The Portugal star has been on top form this term and has drawn interest from major European clubs, According to CalcioMercato, European giants the likes of Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, and FC Barcelona have all contacted the super-agent Jorge Mendes over a potential transfer in the summer.
Rafael Leao has made a total of 33 appearances across all competitions this term. Most of these appearances have come on the left wing. In this time he has recorded an impressive eleven goals and six assists this term. (stats via Transfermakrt)
With AC Milan look set to the Portugal forward in the summer transfer window. The club are targeting Liverpool forward Divock Origi in the summer. Belgium forward is out of contract in the summer and a host of clubs are after the forward’s signature.
Arsenal set to lose out on another striker transfer target?
The Italian giants have reportedly placed a price tag of €70 million on the Portuguese striker. Arsenal looked like the clear favorites to land the forward earlier this season. But with Manchester City now keen to sign the forward, Arsenal look set to miss out on another striker target.
On top of that, Arsenal looks to miss out on another striker target Jonathan David. Jonathan David is a target for Spanish giants Real Madrid and with the Los Blancos interested in the forward Arsenal’s chances to sign the forward look slim.
Is Rafael Leao a good option for Manchester City and Arsenal?
The 22-year-old has a lot of talent and technical ability, he could be a real success in the Premier League. While the forward started his career as a striker, he has played as the left winger for the most part of the season. Both Arsenal and Manchester City have a lot of quality on the winger. But both sides are missing a young striker to lead their attacks.
Rafael Leao can be the perfect striker for both the Premier League side. Arsenal are in a very good position to finish in the top four at the end of the season and return to Champions League football after years, The Gunners will be hoping to tempt the striker by promising him game time and to lead the line for years to come.
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