RAFAEL LEAO went from “Messi to Heskey” after making an incredible run during AC Milan’s Champions League clash with Newcastle.
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But just as he set himself up for the strike, the ball got stuck under his feet and he subsequently tripped over.
Another added: “Don’t know how Leao didn’t score from that run…”
A third wrote: “Rafael Leao did everything but score against Newcastle .”
Another fan questioned: “What is Leao doing here?”
While a fifth commented: “Leao thinks he’s Messi.”
Leao has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the past year.
Paris Saint-Germain also considered him as a replacement for Lionel Messi, who joined Inter Miami this summer.
However, his contract – which was extended to 2028 in June – now reportedly has a huge £152million release clause, meaning several clubs have been priced out of a potential deal.
AC Milan dominated the first half of their opening Champions League match against Newcastle, while Eddie Howe’s side struggled to create any meaningful chances.