Brahim Díaz set to complete Real Madrid move in January

The Spanish player's contract with Manchester City will expire in June 2019 and all three parties view his transfer to Real Madrid in the winter window as the best option.


Brahim Díaz's transfer to Real Madrid could be completed in the next few days. Diario AS reported on 20 November, that the Manchester City youth player would end up joining Madrid. The 19-year-old is out of contract with City in June 2019 but both clubs are negotiating for him to join Santiago Solari's team in January.

Manchester City's Brahim Díaz in action against Leicester

Brahim transfer moved forward

Real Madrid made great efforts to convince Brahim not to renew his contract with City and the most reasonable scenario was for him to join at the end of June but AS understands that the situation has changed and now the operation has moved forward to next month's transfer window. Brahim's arrival will form part of Madrid's strategy to rejuvenate the squad.

If all goes to plan, Brahim will be a Real Madrid player in January - the best outcome as far as all three parties are concerned. The player doesn't want to spend another six months where he has already decided he doesn't want to be; City meanwhile would at least receive something for a player formed in their youth ranks but who will able to leave on a free next summer. It wouldn't be a huge transfer fee (between five and 10 million euros), seeing as Brahim is close to seeing out his contract and can start negotiating with clubs of his choice as from next week.

Manchester City's Brahim Díaz in action against Leicester

Lengthy contract and substantial pay rise

Real Madrid will offer Brahim a long-term deal (a six-year contract) and considerably improve his earnings. The teenager is looking forward to returning home to Spain as he isn't happy with the playing time he has been given by Guardiola - just three first team appearances this season.