Wolves reportedly failed with a proposal to sign Rafael Leão from AC Milan a few months ago.

That is the claim from Calciomercato, who have produced an article singing the player’s praises for his turnaround at the Italian giants.

The Brazilian has made an impressive start to 2020/21, scoring two goals and making three assists in six appearances in total.

FC Internazionale v AC Milan - Serie A

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Leão joined the Rossoneri in the summer of 2019 from Lille for a reported fee of around £32 million (Goal), but had a fairly underwhelming debut campaign.

He scored just six goals and made only three assists, and there was some talk about him potentially departing during the last transfer window.

His future became the subject of speculation, especially with Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the club late last year on a free transfer.

 

Milan ultimately decided to keep hold of the Portuguese youngster, supposedly turning down an approach from Wolves – and it appears, early doors, they were right to do so.

And the 21-year-old recently came in for praise from Ibrahimovic, who described the forward as having a ‘great future’ (Calciomercato).

Leão one to watch out for

It’s interesting that Wolves may have seen an approach for Leão rejected.

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His form last term was very iffy, so perhaps the club saw about potentially loaning him.

There could well be something to the claim, given Leão is another client of the Gestifute agency.

It will be interesting now to see how he gets on. If he is able to sustain this impressive late run of form, then he could well ultimately be deemed the Diogo Jota replacement that never was.

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