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Chelsea have been handed a clear transfer message from their supporters to sign AC Milan and Portugal star Rafael Leao in the January transfer window. It comes after the forward made an instant impact in his nation’s World Cup opener against Ghana in the group stages.
The 23-year-old was snubbed from the starting lineup, but he showed exactly what he was capable of just two minutes after he came off the bench. While it gave his side a two-goal cushion, it was a crucial finish for the side as their opposition pulled one back late on to make a nervy last few minutes.
Leao’s impact led to plenty more speculation over a transfer in the following months, with Chelsea monitoring a potential switch as his contract at AC Milan dwindles. With his quality at just 23 years old already showing, owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly has been urged to flip the switch on a deal.
Chelsea fans took to social media where they had their say on the forward and a transfer.
@Mxdiano: “But in all seriousness, I think Leao is the superstar attacker Chelsea haven’t had since Hazard. It’s as much about personality as it is about skill/technique which he has in abundance.”
@ClaroClarence: “Rafael leao is born to play for CHELSEA!! @todd_boehly.”
@CFCAzM: “Very few Footballers are Unstoppable when they get going, Rafael Leao is one of them. If he’s Dribbling at you and he’s Smiling, you are in Serious Danger. He makes watching Portugal so exciting. Todd Boehly please, this man needs to be wearing Chelsea Blue next Season.”
@charliepatrick0: “Todd Boehly bring Rafael Leao to Stamford Bridge.”
@CFCAllyRhodes: “I NEED TO SEE LEAO IN CHELSEA COLOURS ONE DAY THAT MANS A BALLER.”
@ExpectedChelsea: “Rafa Leao. Superstar.”