Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid: Manchester City insert anti Manchester United clause

Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid: Manchester City insert anti Manchester United clause

Madrid have reportedly agreed to pay 17 million euros up front for Diaz, whose deal at Manchester City was set to expire in June, with a further seven million euros due depending on performance.

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

'I had three options after deciding to leave Manchester City.

This, however, changes if Diaz leaves for Manchester United, where City will receive 40% of the money Real receive.

On Diaz, he said: "We welcome our new player Brahim Díaz, a player with quality, magic and a huge personality who dreams of being a successful footballer wearing this shirt and this badge".

He spent over five years in City's youth setup, having joined from Malaga back in 2013 as a 14-year-old. "I didn't want to go anywhere else".

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Interestingly, reports suggest that Real Madrid has promised Brahim Diaz regular first-team action, since the midfielder is making the switch after growing disillusioned with his playing time at Etihad.

Diaz has struggled for regular game time under Pep Guardiola and has now chose to end his stay at the Etihad, signing a six-year deal with the Spanish giants.

The deal is part of Madrid president Florentino Perez's stated policy of snapping up the best emerging Spanish talent - with Brahim joining Marco Asensio, Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos and Alvaro Odriozola in the Blancos squad.

In total, Diaz has made 15 appearances for Pep Guardiola's side, his most recent being last month's Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Leicester.

Manchester City have already suffered with the sale of youngster Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund, where the Englishman has thrived, with other clubs keen to sign him up.