Manchester City will look to discourage Real Madrid selling Brahim Diaz to Manchester United in future by including an inflated sell-on clause linked to their Mancunian rivals.
Diaz is set to leave City for Madrid for an initial £15.5 million, but a further £6.5 million in add-ons could take the deal to £22 million in future – a considerable sum for a player who would have been a free agent in June.
City have also managed to negotiate a 15 per cent sell-on clause, which could mean a considerable sum if Brahim ever becomes a household name and is sold for a huge fee by the Spanish giants.
Interestingly though, the sell-on clause would rise to 40 per cent if Manchester United were to sign him from Madrid, a clear tactic by City to try and keep their youth product out of United’s hands.
No buy-back clause is thought to be included in the deal, with Madrid having long-term plans for the 19-year-old, who is quitting the Etihad this month five years after his arrival from Malaga.
Diaz’s move to Real Madrid will be confirmed imminently with Los Blancos planning to present him to fans early next week.