La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid are reportedly ready to cash in on Brahim Diaz, with the 22-year-old Spanish international currently on loan at AC Milan.
According to a report by Spanish publication MARCA, Brahim Diaz’s short stint with Real Madrid could end in the summer transfer window. The Merengues are open to selling the 22-year-old Spanish international ahead of the 2022/23 season, who is currently on loan at AC Milan.
Brahim Diaz spent his formative years with boyhood club Malaga before graduating from the famed Manchester City academy. But after struggling to establish a foothold in the first-team setup at the Etihad, Diaz called it quits at Manchester City to join Real Madrid in January 2019.
Things did not improve much for the 22-year-old at Real Madrid, and he joined AC Milan on loan in September 2020 after a difficult 2019/20 season at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Rossoneri signed him on a season-long loan deal but extended his temporary stay at San Siro by two more years last summer.
But while the Spanish international was top-notch for AC Milan last season, his levels have dropped in the ongoing campaign. Diaz has a sub-par tally of four goals and four assists in 34 appearances across all competitions for the Serie A giants this season. But despite his struggles, the player remains a key figure for Milan.
Recent reports have claimed that the Italian heavyweights are keen on signing Diaz permanently from Real Madrid when the opportunity presents itself. And Real Madrid’s stance on the youngster’s future will come as a major boost for AC Milan heading into the summer transfer window.
According to MARCA, the Merengues are open to the prospect of cashing in on Diaz in the summer transfer window. But the 22-year-old Spanish international will not be the only Real Madrid player on the chopping block, with six other players likely to be offloaded to make room for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Some of those players are Luka Jovic, Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard, while Takefusa Kubo could also become surplus to requirements at Real Madrid. As for Diaz, it will be interesting to see where the 22-year-old Spanish playmaker will end up if he emerges on the market, with AC Milan likely to launch the offensive for him.