Real Madrid sign Manchester City wonderkid Brahim Diaz

Sudarshan Venkatesan
|Published 29/12/2018

Brahim Diaz has opted to sign for Real Madrid after snubbing a new contract from Manchester City.

Manchester City wonderkid Brahim Diaz will move to Real Madrid in the upcoming week as he prepares to kick off a new adventure at Spain. The transfer fee is believed to be upwards 15 million Euros with multiple add-ons depending on his performances.

The 19-year-old has expressed his desire to leave the Citizens and refused to extend his contract with the Blues. Since his contract is expiring in the upcoming summer, Pep Guardiola decided to cash in on him rather than allowing him as a free agent after the completion of this season.

According to Marca, it is understood that the English outfit demanded 20 million Euros for the Spanish International, but both sides decided to settle at 15 million Euros with potential add-ons.

The reigning European Champions are planning to announce him next week and hand over the number 21 jersey to him. He will earn 3.5 million Euros gross per year.

Diaz was part of Malaga setup, before transferring himself to Manchester City five years ago. With this move, he will have two benefits – Move back to Spain with his family and join the Los Blancos.

The midfielder is one of the few youngsters who is talented and has shown much maturity at a young age. He broke into the first team along with Phil Foden, and both players have made share amount of appearances till date.

The last player Real Madrid bought in the January transfer window was Lucas Silva in 2014/15 who is now representing the Brazilian outfit Cruzeiro.

With his desire to move back to his home saw him getting offered to the Los Blancos who did not think twice about landing the youngster who could prove to be a great asset in the forthcoming years.

The youngster has played in four games for the Citizens this term, competing with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahez, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, and Phil Foden for a place in the starting eleven.

The same can be said about Real Madrid squad with the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, Isco, and Rodrygo already in the line, Diaz will be hoping for game time in cup competitions next summer.

Florentino Perez is already trying to restructure the club from bottom to top and is ready for a summer clearance which will see some players leave the club. Luka Modric, who has only one year contract is being linked with Inter Milan.

On the other hand, the likes of Isco and Marco Asensio have been struggling to get minutes under the management of Santiago Solari. It is no rocket science that the Los Blancos are in search of young quality players by taking the long-term picture into consideration.

Manchester City will be kicking themselves to lose Brahim Diaz, just after six months of Jadon Sancho’s departure to Borussia Dortmund. The English International has made the scouts of several sides turn the heads with some great performances for the Bundesliga outfit.

Real Madrid won’t be in action until January 3rd when they play Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica.

 


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