O Jogo: Al-Hilal set to make Irresistible offer for Milan’s Rafael Leao


Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claim that Milan might soon bid farewell to their star forward, Rafael Leao, with a Saudi club poised to make a bid. The publication reports that an irresistible offer is on the way for both the player and the club, with the lucrative proposal expected to come from Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal.

Al-Hilal, having secured top talents like Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves, Renan Lodi, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Neymar (despite his injury struggles), is aiming to continue its high-profile investments. The club is keen on making a strong bid for the FIFA Club World Cup in June 2025, and Rafael Leao has emerged as a primary target to bolster their squad.

Release Clause and Salary Offer

The transfer negotiations with Milan are expected to be straightforward, as Al-Hilal is prepared to meet the release clause in Leao’s contract, set at €175 million. Should Al-Hilal trigger this clause, Milan would be powerless to prevent the move and would need to rely on Leao’s personal decision.

Leao is set to receive an “irresistible offer” from Al-Hilal, with the club ready to offer a staggering salary exceeding €50 million per season, mirroring the deal offered to Neymar. Given Neymar’s ongoing physical issues, Al-Hilal seems prepared to make a significant financial commitment to secure Leao’s services.

Rafael Leao’s future now hinges on his willingness to accept Al-Hilal’s offer. Historically, Leao has expressed a desire to remain in European football. However, the astronomical salary proposal from Al-Hilal might prompt him to reconsider his position.


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