Brahim Diaz has completed his much anticipated move from Manchester City to Real Madrid, the Spanish heavyweights confirmed on Sunday.
Real Madrid have made an official announcement to confirm that Brahim Diaz has completed his switch from Manchester City. The Spanish prodigy has signed a six-and-a-half-year deal with Los Blancos, and is due to complete his medical and being presented to the fans at the Bernabeu on Monday afternoon.
Brahim Diaz had been a part of Manchester City since January 2014, making an instant impression as a 14-year-old prodigy. In fact, the Spaniard made such massive strides in the club’s youth setup that he was promoted to the under-18 side aged just 15, before making it to the under-23s just a year later.
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However, upon breaking into the first-team setup, Diaz was in for a frustrating time, with the presence of attacking superstars restricting his game time considerably. The frustration finally boiled over in recent months, with the player intent on calling it quits at Manchester City. This situation ultimately piqued the interest of Real Madrid.
In recent year, the La Liga heavyweights have adopted a policy of creating a long-term core of Spanish players, which has seen them sign the likes of Dani Ceballos, Alvaro Odriozola and Marco Asensio among others. And, with Isco poised to leave Real Madrid soon, Diaz emerged as an ideal replacement, who also fit the profile of players under Florentino Perez’s aforementioned policy.
Manchester City though, were keen on keeping hold of the highly rated Spaniard, whose deal at Etihad was due to run out in the summer. But, Real Madrid have prevailed in their bid to secure the services of the 19-year-old, although the transfer fee is yet unknown – different figures have been quoted in different sources.
Los Blancos have tied the player down to a six-and-a-half-year deal that will run through to June 2025. Diaz will complete his medical on Monday afternoon and will be unveiled “on the Santiago Bernabéu pitch for the first time in a Real Madrid C. F. shirt, before addressing the press in the media room.”
Manchester City have now lost yet another highly regarded prospect, and if Jadon Sancho’s example is anything to go by, the Premier League champions might come to regret his sale. As far as Brahim Diaz is concerned, a new journey beckons at Real Madrid, although it remains to be seen if he can be as resounding a success as Sancho has been at Borussia Dortmund.
For now, it looks like the 19-year-old will be integrated into Santiago Solari’s first-team setup, much like Vinicius Junior has been this season.