Report: Manchester City are ready to double 23-year-old star's wages to complete deal
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Report: Manchester City are ready to double 23-year-old star's wages to complete deal

According to a report by Tuttomercatoweb, Manchester City are prepared to double the wages Rafael Leao is on at AC Milan.

It has been previously reported by Sky reporter Florian Plettenburg that City made contact to sign Leao from AC Milan at the World Cup.

Despite having one of the finest squads in world football, Manchester City are in serious need of bolstering their options out wide.

Jack Grealish, who has struggled since joining the club is clearly not a touchline winger.

As seen on many occasions, he thrives when taking up a more central role.

While Phil Foden has shone on either flank, his natural position has always been at No.10.

Riyad Mahrez is a genuine top winger but there is no denying that his form has dipped since the backend of last season.

As for Cole Palmer, he is slowly but surely being blooded into the first-team by Pep Guardiola, in the same vein as Phil Foden once was.

Keeping these factors in mind, a brand-new wide player remains one of City’s biggest priorities.

Manchester City are prepared to double the wages Rafael Leao is currently on to complete deal

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Tuttomercatoweb have reported that Manchester City are ready to double the current wages of Rafael Leao to £10.6 million annually in order to sign him.

Further details suggest that City have also accelerated their contacts over brokering a deal for Leao by contacting his father.

Leao to City makes perfect sense

Rafael Leao profiles similarly to wingers Manchester City have had that had pace and skill in abundance, namely, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.

Pep Guardiola elevated the pair’s games to new levels and he would likely do the same if he worked closely with the in-demand forward, who is only 23 years old.

With Manchester City being masters of the transfer market, if they see sense in doubling the wages Rafael Leao is currently on to sign him, it would be best to trust their judgement.

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