According to the Spanish news outlet, Football Espana, Real Madrid is lining up a summer move for the highly-rated Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz.
Although he is yet to register a Premier League start under Pep Guardiola, Diaz has demonstrated his immense potential playing for City’s youth teams. Before joining the City’s youth academy at the age of 13, Diaz has played in Malaga in Spain.
The prosperous Spanish mid-fielder has so far featured in 13 games for the Citizens’ first-team, but ten of these appearances took place last season.
Due to a ‘high traffic’ in Man City’s midfield department, Diaz has been struggling to secure his spot in the first team alongside the likes of Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, and Ilkay Gundogan.
Therefore, the Spain U-21 international is poised to leave the Etihad Stadium, searching for some regular playing time.
However, after losing Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund back in 2017, Guardiola can’t afford to waste another bright talent, especially considering the funds the City’s wealthy owners invested in the youth sector.
Hence, the ex-Bayern Munich boss is determined to keep Diaz in Manchester and gradually integrate him into the first-team squad.
On the other hand, Los Blancos are looking to take advantage of the player’s current situation at Etihad and snap up a deal with his entourage as early as January.
With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos not getting any younger, La Liga giants are planning to inject fresh blood into their current roster. In Florentino Perez’s mind, Diaz is projected to partner Isco and Dani Ceballos in the all-Spanish Real midfield for the years to come.
After capturing the signatures of Alvaro Odriozola and Vinícius Júnior, the reigning European champions could further rejuvenate their squad by wrapping up the Spanish starlet.
The player’s ambition to play on a more regular basis and get the opportunity to develop his potential are working in Los Merengues’ favor.
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