Theo, when with Real Madrid, was famously snapped in Ibiza having coffee with Milan chief Maldini ahead of joining the Rossonero.
He recalled to AS: "He called me because he wanted to see me, he surprised me and it was a very nice meeting. He said I had talent, that I could become a great player. We talked about my situation at Madrid, my years at Alavés, at Real Sociedad. We did it as if we were two friends.
"It makes me feel great that a legend like him says that, but at the same time it makes me want to keep working hard. It's what I'm doing, being with the team to death.
"I'm very happy here. From the first moment I arrived, both the team, the fans and the entire club welcomed me very well. And when it's like that, when you're so good on a team, you just don't want to leave. I want to be here much longer."
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