Official announcement! Milan renewed the core contract for 5 years, with an annual salary of 5.1 million + termination fee of 175 million, and Paris poached dreams
Milan locked in the top 4 in Serie A, and Leo's contract extension was also done. Milan officially announced the signing of a new 5-year contract with Leo. The 23-year-old Portugal international has contributed 14 goals + 11 assists for two consecutive seasons and is an indispensable player in Milan's attack. Despite the temptation from Paris Saint-Germain, Leo decided to stay with Milan, having reached the semi-finals of the Champions League with the team this season, and he is optimistic about his prospects at Milan.
Leo was signed by Milan from Lille in 2019 for 35 million euros and is considered one of Portugal's most talented youngsters. In his four seasons at Milan, Leo has gradually realized his talent, and manager Pioli has become more and more important to him. Leo's previous salary of just 1.5 million a year was at odds with his central position in the team, and the Portuguese wanted a new contract, and the extension negotiations between the two sides were held for some time before finally bearing fruit.
After completing the renewal, Leo's annual salary skyrocketed from 1.5 million to 5.1 million, in addition to the signing fee of 1.5 million. In the new contract, Leo's release fee rose to 175 million euros, and other giants will pay a lot of price if they want to poach by force. As we all know, during the previous negotiations between Leo and Milan, there was news that Paris Saint-Germain wanted to get Leo, and there will be a big change in the lineup of Paris this summer, and Leo is a player who can help Mbappe in attack.
But now that Leo has signed Milan to a contract for 2028, it means that the dream of a big Paris poaching is shattered, and the Ligue 1 giants will have to look for another target. Leo has a chance to become a better player, he needs to get rid of laziness, on the pitch he is not the kind of player who is diligent in running, and he is more addicted to individual performances, but it has to be said that Leo is a very talented player who can often change the game on his own.
It is also reported that Lille and Sporting Portugal have also agreed on the amount of Leo's compensation, and Lille will pay 19 million euros to Sporting Portugal, and according to the agreement reached between Milan and Lille, 18 million of this compensation will be paid by Milan. When Portuguese sports fans stormed the training base to beat players, Leo unilaterally announced his departure and transferred to Lille at 0 price, and then Portugal Sports filed a lawsuit to demand compensation from Lille, and now the amount of compensation has been released, although there is a relatively large difference with the full termination fee of 45 million demanded by Portuguese Sport, but it can be regarded as an end to this matter.