AC Milan could let star leave club after major financial decision

According to La Repubblica, Milan’s balance sheet shows that they paid the €20 million fine owed by LOSC for the Rafael Leao scandal in exchange for removing their 15% cut of the sell-on fee.

This could indicate how the Rossoneri view the Portuguese talent’s future at the club.

Milan signed Leao from Lille in the summer of 2019 for €29.5 million plus a 15% cut of any future sell-on fee.


However, after reviewing the club’s financial documents, Calcio e Finanza and La Repubblica discovered that those figures had been changed.


Leao now costs €49.5 million from Lille, implying that Milan paid the full €20 million fine that the French club had been ordered to pay to Sporting CP.

Lille and Leao were both fined for the incident, which resulted in the player being found guilty of violating his contract by leaving Sporting as a free agent in 2018.


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Notably, Milan has accepted the entire €20 million fine and added it to the cost of Leao’s purchase, but Lille has waived their 15% cut of any future transfer fee.


This would imply that the plan is to eventually sell Leao and profit from his transfer without having to share it with his former club.


This summer, Leao agreed to a new contract with an increased salary that will last until June 2028.


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