Daniel Maldini could be set to make his senior debut at AC Milan this weekend after being called up to the first team by manager Stefano Pioli.

Maldini, who is the son of club legend Paolo, only turned 18 last month and extended his contract in Milan soon after, with his current deal keeping him tied to the club until 2024.

The teenager has impressed in Milan's Primavera side this season and AP confirm that first-team manager Pioli has rewarded Maldini with a chance to impress with the senior side.

Daniel Maldini

The 18-year-old will be part of Milan's squad that takes on Napoli this weekend.

In their Primavera side, Maldini has scored two goals in the youth cup where he played on the left-wing, although he's predominantly played as an attacking midfielder in the league.

He also already made two appearances at Under-19 level with Italy, but Maldini hasn't featured at youth level for the Azzurri since September.

The Rossoneri are coming into their match against Napoli in desperate need of some more firepower to help them climb up the Serie A table.

Polish sensation Krzysztof Piątek is still Milan's top scorer but he's endured a slow start to the campaign and has scored just three league goals - less than Roma's left-back, Aleksandar Kolarov.

Krzysztof Piatek

Milan's other striker Rafael Leão only has one to his name so far, prompting the club to enter talks over the possibility of re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimović.

The Rossoneri are coming into this weekend as the underdogs, but Pioli's side are under pressure to pull something out of the bag as they're in danger of ending this weekend just one point above the relegation zone.

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