A competitor of Inter "broke protocol" in the family of legends and received acclaim for a legendary Italian player: Poetry with a ball

Daniel Maldini, a 21-year-old striker, is the grandson of Cesare Maldini and the great Milan-born defender Paolo Maldini.  

Daniel physically defied family tradition by choosing to play on offence rather than defence, as the Rossonero revealed.  

His career in professional football officially began in the 2019–20 season when Milan became interested in him after seeing him perform well for the younger levels. 

And the player's father has always been his biggest supporter. Milan won the 2007 Club World Cup as the champion.  

He is a poet with the ball," remarked the former Italian national team defender in a 2019 interview with DAZN.  

In his son, Paolo Maldini already recognised a star. And there was no shortage of adjectives to emphasise his virtues.