AC Milan winger Rafael Leao reacts to the news that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is leaving Chelsea to join him
AC Milan winger Rafael Leao has expressed his delight at the news that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be joining him at the club. Leao replied to Fabrizio Romano’s Instagram post, showing his approval of Loftus-Cheek’s impending move to the San Siro next season.
Reports indicate that the two clubs have agreed on a fee for Loftus-Cheek’s transfer, and the deal is expected to be confirmed in the coming days. AC Milan’s interest in the player had been in doubt due to internal issues within the club’s board, but they returned with a strong offer that Chelsea accepted.
Leao, who recently signed a new contract with AC Milan, is excited about the prospect of playing alongside Loftus-Cheek. The Portuguese international had previously been linked with a move to Chelsea, but it appears that speculation will be put to rest for now.
Last season, Loftus-Cheek had a positive individual campaign at Chelsea, despite the team’s lower league position. He received significant playing time under manager Graham Potter, often featuring in a central midfield role. With Reece James facing injury concerns, Loftus-Cheek was deployed in a more advanced attacking position to replicate James’ attacking contributions. Although the desired results were not always achieved, Loftus-Cheek showcased his personal skills and versatility on the big stage.
It seems that Loftus-Cheek’s impending move to AC Milan has generated excitement among both the player himself and his future teammate, Rafael Leao.