Real Madrid loanee Brahim Diaz was once a Manchester City player, and the Spaniard joined Real Madrid when his contract at City was set to expire in six months time. Since then, however, things have not gone as positively as Diaz might have hoped them to be and he has been sent out on loan to AC Milan.
While he didn’t break into the first team at Real Madrid, he is enjoying a good loan spell at the San Siro. So much so that the Rossoneri are looking to enter negotiations to make the transfer permanent.
In the deal that Manchester City made with Real Madrid, they included a clause that would discourage Los Blancos from selling the player to their city rivals Manchester United. The deal basically states that if Madrid sell Diaz to United then they will have to pay as much as 40% of the transfer fee to Manchester City. However, looking at the way that things are shaping up, that will not happen.
Manchester United and Real Madrid are both spoilt for options in midfield and attack and don’t require another promising young talent amidst their players. Hence, a permanent deal to AC Milan looks most likely for the player. Most importantly, he is getting regular game time with Stefano Pioli’s team and while he isn’t scoring as often as he’d like to, we are seeing flashes of his abilities and true potential.
But the fact that City were vigilant enough to recognise Diaz’s quality shows that he actually has something worth having in him.