Manchester City are looking to maximise the income they will receive from the sale of Brahim Diaz, who is joining Spanish giants Real Madrid in January.
Although the deal is virtually done, with today’s edition of Marca stating that the 19-year-old is already taking to Isco about his new team, it appears the two clubs are still working out the fine details.
Real Madrid are reportedly set to pay in the region of €15 million with bonuses to follow, and according to El Confidencial, City want the deal to exceed €20 million (£17.9 milliob) when objectives are met.
City are preparing a sale that will inflate the deal with achievable add-ons, which would trigger further payments. They would include Brahim winning La Liga with Real Madrid, winning the Champions League, the youngster reaching a fixed number of appearances with Los Blancos, and making his national team debut.
Diaz is out of contract in June and the original idea was for Madrid to sign him for nothing in the summer, but wary of rival opposition, with the Guardiola clan close to Barcelona – and Brahim is represented by agent Pere Guardiola – they have decided to pay a significant fee to acquire the young prodigy in the New Year.