Who is Noni Madueke? The English teenager thriving in Holland and interesting AC Milan

Paul Macdonald
Who is Noni Madueke? The English teenager thriving in Holland and interesting AC Milan

Noni Madueke is a 19-year-old winger who has been in inspired form for PSV Eindhoven this season, scoring seven times and registering four assists in 21 Eredivisie games.

The young Englishman is another of his generation to thrive abroad after struggling to impose himself at the club he started with.

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In his case, it was Tottenham Hotspur, but he is certainly showing them what they are missing, and it may not be long until he returns to England and takes the Premier League by storm.

He isn’t likely to be restricted in his options for a next move, though. Whenever the time comes, he’ll surely be a wanted man.

What position does Noni Madueke play in?

Madueke can play on either wing or centrally as an attacking midfielder, but he predominately operates from the right.

How good is Noni Madueke?

There is little doubt that Madueke is incredibly highly-rated. Back in March, after scoring against Fortuna Sittard, PSV boss Roger Schmidt lavished praise on him, via Sky Sports.

“He is able to read situations, get to the right positions and be in the right place,” said Schmidt. “He has a good sense of that, with his timing, and, technically, he has the skills when one-on-one.”

Madueke is very much a part of the new generation of English talent; his qualities include pace, directness, trickery and a superb tactical intelligence, just like Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

He carries the ball with superb close control, but natural ability is not what will define him.

As Schmidt suggests, it is his game intelligence which makes him stand out.

What clubs are interested in Noni Madueke?

According to the Daily Mail, AC Milan and Leicester City are leading the charge and are willing to pay £15million. While the Rossoneri will benefit from added pace and youth in their front line after renewing 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract by another year, working with Brendan Rodgers could certainly benefit Madueke’s development.

The Leicester boss has already helped similar players like Harvey Barnes and Raheem Sterling improve their games. Leicester play a style of football similar to PSV, where the former Spurs man thrives in space and with freedom.

Given that the Foxes could be in the Champions League next term, this could be an ideal move for him.

One other option could be RB Leipzig, who are becoming known for picking up young talent from around Europe, developing them, and selling them on for profit. The exit of Julian Nagelsmann has put this move in doubt for now, however.

When does Noni Madueke’s contract expire?

Having only joined PSV last year, Madueke is tied down in Eindhoven for a while. His deal expires in 2024.

What is Noni Madueke’s Instagram?

Madueke’s Instagram page has just shy of 74k followers, as of April 2021.

Who is Noni Madueker’s girlfriemd?

Madueke is not currently known to be dating anyone publicly.