PSV added its second U.S. men’s national team player of the summer transfer window.
Malik Tillman has joined the Dutch Eredivisie giants on a season-long loan spell from Bayern Munich, both clubs announced. The deal also includes a permanent option for PSV to buy Tillman at the conclusion of his loan spell.
“We were looking for a player with scoring ability and who can also act in small spaces,” PSV Director of Football Affairs Earnie Stewart said. “Malik was very good at scouting. He is used to a high level, so I am confident that he can adapt quickly.”
Tillman enjoyed a stellar loan spell in Glasgow last season with Scottish Premiership club Rangers, registering 12 goals and five assists in 43 combined appearances under Giovanni Van Bronckhorst and Michael Beale. He earned several honors in Scotland, including being named to the SPFL and PFA Scotland Best XI teams, and earning SPFL and Rangers’ Young Player of the Year honors.
His season ended prematurely after suffering a season-ending thigh injury.
Tillman had made just seven senior appearances with Bayern, scoring once against Bremer SV in the 2021-22 German DFB Pokal. A former German youth national team player, Tillman switched his international allegiance to the USMNT last summer. He’s earned four caps with the USMNT across all competitions.
“I love the ball and always want to play around the opponent’s box,” Tillman said. “Scoring is the best thing there is, but I also enjoy a wonderful assist.”
PSV also acquired Tillman’s international teammate Ricardo Pepi earlier this summer from Augsburg. Pepi recently made his club debut last in a 1-0 Dutch Super Cup victory over Feyenoord.
PSV kicks off its league campaign on Saturday against FC Utrecht.