CM: Pioli’s confidence growing in €6m signing – he will get more playing time

By Oliver Fisher -

Confidence in Malick Thiaw is growing after his summer arrival from Schalke 04 and should get more and more trust, a report claims.

Not much was known about Thiaw when he joined in the summer transfer window from the Bundesliga side but he had been linked with a move to the Rossoneri in the January prior, thus showing he is a defender that the scouting department had been eyeing for a while.

Calciomercato.com report that Thiaw is ‘growing more and more’ under the guidance of Stefano Pioli having not been used much in the first part of the season, though he does have four Serie A appearances under his belt including two starts.

The German U21 international joined from Schalke 04 for a fee of just €6m, and his playing time will increase in the second part of the season as Milan hope they have secured another Kalulu-esque bargain who can be part of the defence for the future.

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4 Comments

  1. Yes he is good. And dont forget to give Gabbia more playing time too. He is our academy with good potential ability, and help a lot in Champion League regulation.

    1. Gabbia and Thiaw are definitely will have more playing time. We can’t rely too much on Kalulu and Tomori because their aerial defense isn’t that good.

      And Kjaer while still pretty solid, he’s injury prone and can’t play for 90 minutes. He probably gonna retired next season. Man, i’m gonna missed him…

      1. Kjaer’s not gonna retire next season. AFTER next season maybe but I wouldn’t put my money on it. He’s not THAT old and he was never known for his speed anyway. He could easily go on another 3-4 years if he gets past his health issues.

        1. Kjaer on retiring:

          “However, when he was asked if this was his final game in a World Cup competition, the man who will turn 34 in March was bullish in his response.

          “That is up to my body,” he replied. “I see players aged 39 in this round, so why shouldn’t I be able to do that too? My mindset is I want to play for another 10 years. Finding motivation has never been a problem for me and never will be.”

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