might not be a bad move for him. Already at the German youth levels, he's never played beyond friendlies. one can also say that youth levels that group players by age group is a deceit. As once you hit the senior level there is no age groups and it's everyone together as competition, not only against other 99 as Maloney's group but all other age groups. As such he's never going to make it in Germany seniors. well at least he has a way out, plenty of players have only 1 option/choice.