Official: Duarte leaves Milan and joins İstanbul Başakşehir on loan until June 2022 with an option to buy

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Léo Duarte being presented as a new İstanbul Başakşehir player. (leoduarte_43)

Léo Duarte has left Milan and will try to revive his career in Turkey.

Duarte has never really found himself at Milan and barely made an impact since joining Flamengo back in summer 2019.

It became apparent that Stefano Pioli has no plans for Duarte when 20-year-old Pierre Kalulu was preferred over him when there was an emergency in defense.

Today, the club announced that the 24-year-old has left Milan to join İstanbul Başakşehir.

“Milan and Istanbul Başakşehir FK have reached an agreement over the loan of Léonardo Campos Duarte da Silva,” a statement reads. “The player will be joining Istanbul Başakşehir FK until June 30, 2022 on a temporary basis with an option for the Turkish side to register the player permanently.

“The Club would like to thank Léo for his professionalism and wishes him the best for his personal and professional future.”

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Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
9 days ago

All the best . You are such a cool guy. Appreciate your coolheadedness and professionalism.

Deku
Deku
9 days ago

With this deal being done and Conti being close to joining Fiorentina, we only need to get rid of Musacchio. Maldini and Massara should soften up a bit or we are going to miss out on Simakan as well and, unlike Kone, he’s worth the asking price imo. add to all of this vice-Theo and vice-Kessie and we end up with a perfect winter transfer market.

Deku
Deku
9 days ago
Reply to  Deku

rumors started circulating of Maldini agreeing to 7M + Riola’s UCL clause, idk yet if it’s for this season only or other 4 as well,(4 year extension is agreed) the report didn’t specify.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
8 days ago

One of Milan’s worst signings. I hope Basaksehir sign him permanently. This guy is behind Kalulu just shows how much we wasted money on him.

Can’t wait to see the back of Duarte, Musacchio, Conti, Krunic and Castellijo. We need to offload these players. Not good enough for Milan.

Deku
Deku
8 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

TBH, seeing that we can’t sign Simakan anymore and Kabak fee being too much, I would prefer Musacchio stay, since he did play really well vs Torino, and buy Milenkovic in summer, the guys fee would be small(15-20M) as he enters his final year. same with Casti and Krunic, wait till summer. With Pobega return and Thauvin being a free agent, we would not only upgrade said positions, but make 20-22M profit as well. well and Conti is 90% a Fiorentina player, Lirola just went to Marseille.