Brahim Diaz says La Liga giants were only club he was ever going to leave Manchester City for

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Brahim Diaz says La Liga giants were only club he was ever going to leave Manchester City for


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The 19-year-old has sealed a move worth up to £22m to the Spanish giants from Pep Guardiola’s men

Brahim Diaz claims Real Madrid are the only club he would have left Manchester City for.

The highly-rated teenager was formally unveiled as a Real player on Monday after passing a medical and completing the formalities of his £22m switch from the Etihad Stadium.

Brahim Diaz has completed his £22m move to Real Madrid

The 19-year-old made only 15 first-team appearances for City, but was regarded as one of their most promising academy graduates.

He scored both goals in their Carabao Cup fourth round clash with Fulham back in November.

The Spanish forward was offered a lucrative deal to stay, but he opted to leave for Real with six months remaining on his contract.

And Diaz said he had no hesitation in packing up and returning to his native homeland.

Speaking at his official presentation, he said: “When I was told of Real Madrid’s interest I didn’t think twice about it.

The former Manchester City youngster says Madrid are the only club he would have left for City for

The former Manchester City youngster says Madrid are the only club he would have left for City for

“Today is the most important day of my life, arriving at the team I dreamed of playing for when I was a child.

“This is the best present for me for Christmas.

“When I decided to leave Manchester City I only thought about three options.

“The first one, play for Real Madrid; the second one, play for Real Madrid and the third one, play for Real Madrid.

“I didn’t want to go anywhere else. It was impossible to go to a better club.”

Diaz is embraced by Pep Guardiola after scoring both of City’s goals against Fulham

Diaz is embraced by Pep Guardiola after scoring both of City’s goals against Fulham

Diaz, who will wear the No 21 shirt at Real, spoke to media and posed for photographs on the pitch in front of fans.

Diaz’s departure is the latest blow for City’s much-vaunted academy, after the notable loss of the sought-after Jadon Sancho in 2017.

Diaz, however, had no bad words for the club he joined from Malaga at the age of 14.

He added: “I am really grateful to City for they helped me a lot.

“I am very really pleased to be here now though at the biggest club in the world.


“I really just want to get started now with this football club.”

City are understood to have secured a basic £15.5m fee for Diaz with a potential extra £6.5m in add-ons.

The deal includes a 15 per cent sell-on clause, but that rises to 40 per cent if the buying club are Manchester United.

Diaz has signed a six-and-a-half year contract with the European champions.





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