Official: Real Madrid sign Brahim Diaz from Manchester City for £15.5m

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Spanish starlet Brahim Diaz from Manchester City in a deal worth an initial £15.5 million, potentially rising to £22 million with add-ons.

Diaz, 19, was to be out of contract at the Etihad Stadium in June and rejected several offers from the club over concerns about a lack of game time.

Despite widespread interest, he decided to join Real Madrid on a six-and-a-half year deal and is part of their attempt to replenish a stagnating squad. Diaz will be given a chance to prove himself in the second half of the season, and will be presented at 13:30 on Monday following a medical.

City signed Brahim five years ago from Malaga and he rose through the ranks, showing enough ability to win a promotion to the first-team squad.

Because of an excess of attacking talents in Pep Guardiola’s squad however, Brahim has been limited to Carabao Cup appearances this season and has decided a move to be in his best interests.

City will receive 15 per cent of any future transfer fee, or 40 per cent should neighbours Manchester United buy him from Real Madrid.

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