Real Madrid ‘offensive’ for Manchester City’s Brahim Diaz

Real Madrid are said to be courting Manchester City attacker Brahim Diaz, who wants to join the club when his contract expires next summer.

Diario AS say the Spaniard, who joined City’s youth system from Malaga in 2013, is now likely to move on in the next year unless he is given more first-team opportunities.

The 19-year-old has not started a league game for City while 10 of the midfielder’s 13 first-team appearances for City arrived last season.

Diaz netted twice in a rare start during a 2-0 League Cup victory over Fulham earlier this month but fresh reports say he is intent on leaving the English champions next summer.

In summer, Diaz told El Mundo Deportivo: “My ambition is to play as much as I can, the more minutes you get the better you will be.”

City boss Pep Guardiola said after that victory over Fulham: “Brahim knows what we want for all of our young players.

“We want to protect them and to help them – that goes for him all of the players in the academy. We want him but it does not depend on us but it is up to the agent, to the player, to the family.”

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