La Liga champions Real Madrid are reportedly interested in 21-year-old German centre-back Malick Thiaw following his performances for AC Milan.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Malick Thiaw is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The reigning La Liga champions have monitored his performances for AC Milan this season. And the German centre-back’s outing against Tottenham Hotspur has alerted them.
Malick Thiaw spent his formative years with several German clubs. He represented TV Kalkum-Wittlaer, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Moncengladbach, and FC Schalke 04. And the 21-year-old finally struck gold at Schalke before making his first-team debut as an 18-year-old in March 2020.
The youngster stayed with Schalke through a relegation before joining AC Milan last summer. But Thiaw has had to bide his time at San Siro, although he has risen in stature in recent weeks. And the German centre-back has made 11 appearances for the Rossoneri. Meanwhile, his recent displays have captured the attention of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid might have to delve into the market for a centre-back in the summer transfer window. That is because Nacho faces an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu amid long-dragging contract negotiations. The veteran centre-back has yet to accept an offer from Real Madrid. And a summer exit might be on the cards.
In addition, David Alaba is on the wrong side of 30 and has struggled with fitness issues this term. The reigning La Liga champions are thus looking for a youngster who can be a long-term central defensive solution. Several centre-backs, including Luka Vuskovic, have thus emerged on Real Madrid’s radar.
But Thiaw is also an option worth considering for the reigning La Liga champions. But an approach is a long way away, with the 21-year-old German centre-back just emerging on his radar. It is worth noting that his performance against Tottenham Hotspur this week has brought him on Real Madrid’s agenda.
So Los Blancos will likely continue to monitor Thiaw’s performances in the coming months, including next season. But it will be interesting to see if he becomes a top target in the summer transfer window.
Oh no….never and never because he is the fundamental player of ac milan.