He will still be a mere 18 years of age when it kicks off in July, but Manchester City wonderkid Brahim Diaz may have the chance to play at this year’s World Cup in Russia.
Brahim is a Spain under-21 international, having been fast-tracked to the final age group before the Spanish senior set-up, but his heritage means he is still eligible to play for Morocco at senior level.
And a source has told Soka25East that Morocco coach Hervé Renard is hoping to convince the teenager to snub Spain to play for Morocco, who have qualified for this year’s World Cup.
The source is quoted as saying, “We know Diaz has played for the Spain youth side but we are hoping that we can make him change his mind.
“Maybe he took that decision (to play for Spain) at a very tough moment and at a young age.
“He’s a great midfielder who has proved that he can score goals.”
Brahim has made 3 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City first team this season, two in the Champions League and one on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup, where he played the initial 90 minutes against Leicester. He was also named on the bench for City’s Premier League match against Southampton in late November.
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