Brahim Diaz presented as new Real Madrid player

Arnold Nichols
January 8, 2019

Brahim Diaz's impending £22m move from Manchester City to Real Madrid will reportedly feature a clause effectively created to prevent a future switch to Manchester United.

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.

The deal includes a 15% sell-on fee, although it is understood that rises to 40% should Real sell the Spain under-21 star to Manchester United.

The club clearly rate the youngster high enough to bother installing this clause in the player's contract, though it does seem petty that City have tried to put Madrid off of selling Diaz to their crosstown rivals. A woman told the paper that the unidentified...

"I'm arriving at the club I dreamed of playing for as a boy".

Brahim Diaz completed his dream move to Real Madrid on Monday morning.

'I had three options after deciding to leave Manchester City. "I didn't want to go anywhere else". I will give everything from the first day'.

For example, the Premier League heavyweights will receive another £3m if the player is offered a contract extension by Madrid in the future.

The deal is part of Madrid president Florentino Perez's stated policy of snapping up the best emerging Spanish talent - with Brahim joining Marco Asensio, Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos and Alvaro Odriozola in the Blancos squad.

He moved to the Premier League from Malaga in 2013 but has struggled to establish himself in City's first team, having made just three League Cup starts in this campaign. "He chose it above others and that energy will help".

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