Real Madrid Have Milan Defender in Their Crosshairs

Real Madrid are seeking a defender considering Eder Militao and David Alaba’s physical problems and have set sights on Malick Thiaw. Los Galacticos plot to invest €20M for a new option in the back in January, Defensa Central informs (via Fantacalcio).

The former Schalke 04 talent didn’t need much time to adapt to Serie A. He has started next to Fikayo Tomori in most matches this season, also because Pierre Kalulu has been extensively sidelined by an injury.

The strong showings of Thiaw have caught the attention of Real Madrid and allowed him to debut with Germany. However, it’s unlikely Milan will agree to sell one of their linchpins in January. Les Merengues might try to strike an early agreement to acquire him next summer.

The 22-year-old was signed by the Rossoneri for an €8.6M fee in August 2022. He began appearing consistently from February on and has been their clear no.2 option so far this campaign. He’s under contract until 2027.

Our Take on Thiaw and Real Madrid

What happened with Sandro Tonali makes it so that nobody is truly a stone-cold lock to stay put, even though the center-back should, considering his showings, performances, and age. Their directors are a threat to jump on the opportunity to record a massive profit each summer. This would be just that considering how little they spent for him; plus, they have some alternatives in his role.

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