Brahim Diaz, 19-year-old young Spaniard, previously a part of Manchester City squad has joined Real Madrid for a contract of six-and-a-half year. Reports suggest that the player was signed for a £15.5 million fee which could further go on to £22 consisting add-ons. The news became sealed after Diaz posted a photo of being passed in the medical test that was conducted on Monday, January 7.
“Today I close a chapter of my life and I say goodbye to Manchester City, the club where I have grown,” Diaz said in a statement on Instagram.
“I came here being a kid and now I am a professional footballer. 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.”
Diaz transfer was only a formality after the youngster had ignored Manchester City’s contract to sign a new contract and if not this winter, he would have gone for free this summer. The Spaniard had made only 15 appearances for the club with only 5 in the Premier League.
The forward found it tough to make in the playing XI with the arrival of big names like, Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez. The 19-year-old was so happy on joining the club that he could resist his happiness. He called it a dream come true, and said that he always wanted to join the biggest club in present era.
“This is the happiest day of my life, I couldn’t have a better gift for Three Kings Day [6 January in Spain],” the youngster told reporters. “I had three options after deciding to leave Manchester City. One, play at Real Madrid, two, play at Real Madrid and three, play at Real Madrid. It was impossible to go anywhere else.
“I understand the responsibility of playing with this shirt. I will give everything from the first day.“
Any further transfer of the forward would give Manchester City, 15% of the fee. All the best to Diaz to build a strong name for himself in his homeland.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 7, 2019