Date of birth: 06/03/1995 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Club career: Luka Koper, Calcio Catania (loan), Calcio Catania, AC Milan (loan)
Current national team: Slovenia U-19
Position: winger, secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 350,000 €
Contract until: unknown
Similar type of player: Clint Dempsey
– off the ball
Style of play:
– inside forward
– likes to dribble
– counter attack threat
– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
He is best suited to playing as:
Secondary striker in 4-4-2.
No senior team appearances yet.
Maks was regarded as one of the biggest talents in Slovenia for a bunch of years. That’s why before even making a debut in Slovenian Prva Liga, he was loaned and afterwards bought by Calcio Catania from Luka Koper, at the age of 17. He impressed a lot in “Rossazzurri” Primavera team already in the first season scoring 15 goals in 25 matches and thanks to that he attracted the attention from almost all Italian giants. Before the start of season 2013/2014, AC Milan board decided to loan the player and give him a chance to prove himself in their youth team managed by legendary ex-Rossoneri striker Filippo Inzaghi. Slovenian winger quickly became a very important figure in Milan Primavera squad scoring 5 goals in 7 matches so far in Campionato Primavera – Italian U-20 league and adding one in UEFA Youth League against Barcelona, but he is still very far from making a debut in Massimiliano Allegri’s side and has to work very hard to get a chance in Serie A. He is also a member and one of the best players of Slovenia U-19 team.
“When Milan made me an offer to come and play here, I accepted it immediately. The day I signed the contract I realised that my dream was coming true.”
(Maks Barisic – after signing a contract with AC Milan)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.