AC Milan will seek at least €40 million from interested parties such as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain for late bloomer Tijjani Reijnders.
Reijnders only joined Milan from AZ Alkmaar in the summer for about €20 million, but he has already drawn praise from some of Europe’s biggest names.
Reijnders has wasted little time in settling into his new surroundings at the San Siro.
For Milan, he has made 10 appearances in both the league and the Champions League. While he has yet to score a goal for the Rossoneri, he does have one assist.
According to the Italian daily Calciomercato, United and PSG are watching Reijnders’ performances for Stefano Pioli’s team and assessing their options.
Apparently, the 25-year-old “can tempt” several sides, particularly Erik ten Hag’s side, who are still looking for midfield reinforcements despite the summer signings of Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat on loan.
According to Calciomercato, Reijnders is a “complete player” who has already “won the hearts” of Milan fans in a very short time.
“Reijnders, given his excellent performances and how much he was paid by Milan in the summer, currently has a valuation of around 40 million euros, high but not too much considering the age of the player.”
The Dutch great thrives in the defensive side of the game, but he can also contribute offensively to some extent.
Reijnders, a Zwolle native, spent the majority of his formative years there, developing with WVF Zwolle until joining PEC Zwolle in 2007. Following a four-year stint with FC Twente, he returned to PEC Zwolle in 2011.
Reijnders made his reputation and rose to prominence with AZ Alkmaar, compelling Milan to sign him.
If Calciomercato is to be believed, United’s interest in him reflects the Dutch international’s growth and the heights he can achieve.