By FOX Sports Staff
Milan-born De Sciglio broke into the Milan first team last season and has been a permanent fixture in the squad this season.
A product of Milan's youth academy, the 20-year-old has previously stated that he would like to follow Maldini's footsteps as a one-club man and the legend himself has agreed that De Sciglio has what it takes.
"I like to see Mattia play," Maldini told Milan Channel. "I like the way he pushes forward and goes up the wing, plus he has the advantage of being able to play on the right or the left.
"He certainly has the Milan style and is the right face for Milan. He can improve physically, but at his age I too wasn't fully developed in my musculature.
"I think Mattia does have to improve on one aspect of his game. It's all well and good that he's such a polite young man, but with the ball he must have more of a sporting ‘killer instinct.' It's purely a sporting term, of course."
Maldini spent 24 years playing for AC Milan in a career which saw him break records as the player with the most appearances (647) in the Serie A.