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Real Madrid linked with Milan centre-back Malick Thiaw

Real Madrid are currently engaged in active negotiations to secure the services of Malick Thiaw, a talented defender hailing from Milan and representing Germany, as reported by Sport Bild.

Thiaw, a product of diverse heritage, was born in Germany to a Senegalese father and a Finnish mother. Possessing both German and Finnish citizenship, the 21-year-old garnered attention when he received a call-up to the senior German national team by head coach Hansi Flick. This opportunity arose for the friendly encounters against Peru and Belgium on March 25 and 28, 2023. Making his mark on the international stage, Thiaw debuted for Germany on June 16, featuring in a closely contested match against Poland, which concluded in a 1-0 defeat.

Malick Thiaw
Malick Thiaw

Throughout the current season, Malick Thiaw showcased his prowess on the field with 27 notable appearances for Milan, contributing with one assist to his credit.

The market appraisal of Thiaw stands at an impressive 30 million euros, as per the evaluation provided by

Real Madrid, known for their discerning eye in scouting talent, has set their sights on Thiaw, recognizing his potential to bolster their defensive line-up. The club’s management is actively engaged in discussions to secure the promising defender, viewing him as a strategic addition to their squad.

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Thiaw’s versatility on the field, coupled with his ability to adapt to various defensive formations, makes him an appealing prospect for Real Madrid. His adeptness in both defensive and offensive duties adds depth to his profile, aligning well with the club’s dynamic playing style.

Beyond his on-field capabilities, Thiaw’s multicultural background enriches his perspective and adds a unique dimension to his game. His journey from diverse roots to international recognition exemplifies resilience and determination, qualities highly valued in the competitive realm of professional football.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

Should the negotiations between Real Madrid and Milan progress positively, Thiaw’s transition to the esteemed Spanish club would mark a significant milestone in his burgeoning career. The opportunity to don the iconic white jersey of Real Madrid would not only elevate his status but also provide a platform to further hone his skills under the guidance of top-tier coaching staff and alongside world-class teammates.

As the discussions unfold, football enthusiasts await with anticipation to witness the next chapter in Malick Thiaw’s promising journey, poised to leave an indelible mark on the grand stage of European football.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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