Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

EPL: Guardiola speaks on another midfielder leaving Manchester City

EPL: Guardiola speaks on another midfielder leaving Manchester City

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Brahim Diaz from Manchester City on a six-and-a-half-year contract.

The 19-year-old becomes Madrid's first signing of the window, with Santiago Solari in desperate need of reinforcements after watching his side crash to a shock 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad in their first game of 2019.

Goal revealed earlier this week that Manchester City have agreed a clause with Madrid that entitles them to 15 per cent of any future transfer fee, should the forward sign for another club in the future.

Diaz has struggled for regular game time under Pep Guardiola and has now made a decision to end his stay at the Etihad, signing a six-year deal with the Spanish giants. A woman told the paper that the unidentified...

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Brahim is to undergo a medical on Monday before being officially presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spanish midfielder is leaving Manchester City for Real today in a deal rising to €20m.

Diaz left City after making only 15 appearances since joining from Malaga in 2015.

"Thank you to all the managers in the club, from the academy to the first team, for believing in me because they taught me not only to be a better player, but a better person". I will give everything from the first day'. And, with Isco poised to leave Real Madrid soon, Diaz emerged as an ideal replacement, who also fit the profile of players under Florentino Perez's aforementioned policy. The England under-21 global has yet to start a Premier League game but sources say he is viewed as the successor to David Silva with Pep Guardiola determined to make him a first-team regular.

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