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Rafael Leao will wear AC Milan’s number 10 shirt next season after Brahim Diaz returns to Real Madrid, claims Milannews. Real Madrid confirmed Brahim’s return to the Estadio Bernabeu on Saturday. The Spaniard spent three seasons on loan at the Stadio Meazza.
Antonio Vitiello of Milannews claims that Brahim’s return to the Spanish capital has prompted Leao to change his shirt number for next season. The Portuguese striker considered wearing No.7 but finally decided to opt for No.10, which Brahim has worn for the last two seasons and which is now available. Leao signed a contract extension with AC Milan until 2027 a few days ago, becoming the San Siro’s highest earner with a salary of 7 million euros a year. Leao has a new 175 million euro clause included in his contract with the Serie A giants. He scored 43 goals in 163 appearances, with the Rossoneri winning the Scudetto in 2021-22 when he was named Italy’s elite player of the season.