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#WelcomeBrahim: Real Madrid unveil £15.5m Brahim Diaz after move from City

08 January, 2019, 02:25 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Brahim Diaz has completed a £15.5m move from Manchester City to Real Madrid, in a deal that could rise to £22m with add-ons.

The Premier League champions made a series of lucrative offers to keep the young forward, who had entered the final six months of his contract, but he has been convinced that he will get more playing time in Spanish capital.

It was suggested City had demanded a clause stating that if Diaz was sold to United, Real would pay 40 per cent of the fee to the Blues.

The clause further reflects the reluctance of the Premier League champions to part ways with one of their brightest young stars, with City having apparently failed in their bid to tie Diaz to a new contract. A woman told the paper that the unidentified...


Diaz left City after making only 15 appearances since joining from Malaga in 2015.

'I had three options after deciding to leave Manchester City. "That's why today I want to show my enormous satisfaction with the arrival of a player who has that special talent and those values that can make him very important to this team". I will give everything from the first day'. "I have joined the club which I have dreamed of playing at since I was a child", the 19-year-old said after being officially unveiled at Real's Santiago Bernabeu stadium. His only three competitive games this season came in the English League Cup, with City manager Pep Guardiola preferring to use Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva out wide.

Manchester City have already suffered with the sale of youngster Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund, where the Englishman has thrived, with other clubs keen to sign him up.

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