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Liverpool are once again being linked with a high-profile forward. The prospect of this happening largely depends on whether Mohamed Salah signs a contract extension in the coming months.
Although Liverpool recently revitalized their forward lineup, there may still be more work ahead. The looming question is Salah’s future, with Saudi Arabia expressing interest. The Reds will soon need to decide whether to let him go or secure him with another contract extension.
Liverpool Could Target Rafael Leão as Mohamed Salah Replacement
In the meantime, Liverpool are likely to be linked with various forward options. If Salah were to depart, Liverpool would suddenly have a substantial sum to invest. One of the latest names in the rumour mill is AC Milan and Portugal’s standout, Rafael Leão. Reports suggest that both Liverpool and La Liga club, Real Madrid are keen on him, valuing him as high as $160 million (£130 million/€150 million).
Leão has been an impressive presence in the Champions League, particularly in Milan’s matches against Chelsea in previous seasons. This year, he finds himself in a group with Newcastle, Borussia Dortmund, and PSG, providing ample opportunities to shine.
While once considered a rough diamond in Italy, Leão has shed that reputation. He became Milan’s clutch player during the title run-in, excelling in the last five matches of the season, scoring or assisting in each of them.
Leão finished the season with 11 goals and 10 assists in Serie A, followed by another campaign with notable contributions. While Liverpool already have Luis Díaz on the left, Leão is a talent worth monitoring, as he’s a cornerstone of Milan’s rejuvenation.
Manchester City, according to Footmercato, considered ‘going crazy’ for him as a replacement for Raheem Sterling in 2022, and while Liverpool already have Luis Díaz to play off the left, Leão is a talent worth watching. He’s one of the cornerstones of the new and vibrant Milan.
However, it’s almost certain that he will eventually move on. Although under contract until 2028, AC Milan might find it hard to resist a substantial offer. Leão still has untapped potential and could benefit from further development under a coach like Klopp.
Dubbed the ‘Portuguese Kylian Mbappé,’ Leão came through Sporting Lisbon’s academy, earning high praise from his coaches. On a tactical level, his style would align well with Liverpool’s setup, potentially occupying the left-hand side in their formation.
Had Liverpool not signed Díaz, a move for Leão would have made perfect sense. In the event of Salah’s departure, considering a player of Leão’s caliber, he could even adapt to a right-sided role.