Milan Confirm Signing Germany U21 Defender from Schalke

AC Milan confirmed the signing of German defender Malek Thiau from Schalke 04 in the German League. official speech. The 21-year-old defender arrives on a five-year contract until June 30, 2027.

Thiau made his professional debut in March 2020, having joined the ranks of Academy Fortuna Dusseldorf, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach, before settling with Schalke 04 over the past seven years. The 2001 category appeared 61 times squares Between 2020 and 2022, he helped the club win their second Bundesliga title last season with a spirited performance.

The deal came as a surprise, especially for Milan fans, who certainly did not expect Thiaw as a concrete summer target after a window whose primary target was now Newcastle United defender Sven Putman.

The youngster made eight caps for Germany’s Under-21 national team, where he played a vital role in helping them qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship – a tournament that ended with the youth team winning. However, he was not selected to appear with the national team throughout the tournament.

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