Tijjani Reijnders has impressed at the start of this season and Stefano Pioli has certainly placed a lot of confidence in him. The Dutchman, in fact, has featured in every single game this season.
Arriving from AZ Alkmaar in the summer for around €20m plus bonuses, Reijnders has quickly established himself in the starting XI of Milan. He has featured in all eight games this season, playing seven of them from start for a total of 614 minutes.
As highlighted by Calciomercato.com, the midfielder has become irreplaceable and essential for this Milan side. While rotation is needed in today’s football, a coach usually has 3 to 4 players he relies on more and for Pioli, Reijnders appears to be one of them.
The 25-year-old can play both as a defensive playmaker and a box-to-box midfielder, making him a useful player especially now with Rade Krunic and Ismael Bennacer’s injuries. He just needs to add goals to his game, but as the report concludes, Milan may have hit the jackpot with this signing.