Manchester City Teen Set For January Exit
Real Madrid are hoping to wrap up a £13.5million deal for Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz in the January transfer window.
The 19-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and will then be able to leave the Etihad Stadium for nothing. He is believed to be keen to leave City in a bid to gain more game time.
Diaz has made three appearances for City this season and he got on the score-sheet twice in the 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over Fulham in November. But he hasn’t played since and is believed to be frustrated over a lack of action.
Diaz is represented by Pep Guardiola’s brother Pere who is reported to have arrived in Manchester to open talks over a deal.
Real Madrid are prepared to pay €15million for the former Malaga youth team player. The La Liga giants are willing to shell out now rather than wait until the end of the season. Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain are also being linked with the forward.
There is also the suggestion that Barcelona are interested. Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito claims Guardiola’s connections with the Catalan side are the real reason Madrid have chosen to open talks now in the hope of getting a deal done early on in the January transfer window.