As reported by AS, Brahim Diaz, one of Manchester City’s most precocious young talents, is set to leave the club after becoming unhappy with his lack of first team opportunities under Pep Guardiola, with Real Madrid keen on signing him.
The 19-year-old has made just three appearances this season, coming off the bench in the Community Shield match against Chelsea, whilst he has made two starts in the Carabao Cup.
Impressively, the Citizens’ academy graduate scored two goals in one game against Fulham in the aforementioned cup competition to help City win the game by two goals to nil.
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Of course, game time would be, and has been, hard to come by when you’re competing with David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and co, but the Premier League champions would rather not lose the starlet who they have high hopes for.
Naturally, the Etihad faithful aren’t too happy with the news, and have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions…
Wants to leave over 'game time', yet wants to go to Real Madrid.
Wouldn't go on loan to Girona, but willing to be loaned out by Madrid.
Either this story is false or Diaz is lying about his demands for game time, and simply wants to leave.
— Christian Ferrara (@c__ferrara) November 20, 2018
I don't have any problem with him leaving because he's no better player than either Sané or Sterling or Bernardo or Mahrez. It's only Foden I will sell the world to keep him at the club
— Niendoo Abdul Rauf (@iamniendoo) November 20, 2018
Sell him in January
— MUNENE (@ptah_pm) November 20, 2018
Don't blame him. He's never gunna play. Can't stand in the kids way.
— Undercover Scout (@u_c_scout) November 20, 2018
Yes, you’ll surely see more time at Madrid ?
— ski (@ski529) November 20, 2018
Wouldn’t be missed
— Dylan (@Dylansmethurst3) November 20, 2018