MILAN, GAZZETTA – As the Gazzetta reports, at Milan they try to build the champions of the future, starting with small gestures every day.
Milan, Gazzetta: “The Rossoneri are looking for the new idol”
“A bargain ‘My relaxed nature comes from Senegalese and Finnish roots,’ Malick once said. A quiet, religious type (he is a Muslim), who does not break down in important matches: he plays with the youth national teams and with Schalke he has experienced relegation and promotion. At 21, not bad. A type that Milan has been chasing for a long time: first thumbs up in 2020, an attempt already between 2021 and January 2022, decisive lunge in the summer for 5 million plus 2 bonuses and 10% on the resale margin. «As soon as the call arrived I told my parents – commented Malick… and it is not the typical comment of your football player -. I’m super proud to be here ». Milan came to him with a rather tortuous path – the big target in the role was Botman, Tanganga and N’Dicka two of the alternatives – but closed a zero-risk operation. A player like Thiaw, with a total of 7 million, can only become a bargain. It remains to be seen whether he will ever come close to the level of his legend Yaya Touré (this is difficult…), whether he will climb the hierarchy like Kalulu, whether he will respect the expectations of those who, years ago, saw him as a generational leader in the role “.