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24-year-old Real Madrid star wants to have a more prominent role in the team

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It’s often said that one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure and it seems Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz is the protagonist of this story.

After hardly getting minutes during the beginning of the season, the injury to Vinicius Jr. has forced Carlo Ancelotti to use the former AC Milan playmaker and the 24-year-old hasn’t disappointed.

Interestingly enough, Diaz’s stocks have risen to the extent that he is now being picked ahead of Joselu by his manager. And now, he is only hoping to have a bigger role than being just a squad player, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Diaz repaying faith

Having scored three goals in just 418 minutes this season, Diaz is most likely to surpass Joselu’s tally of six goals in 969 minutes, boasting a comparable goal-per-game ratio. 

It must be noted that it was Vinicius’ injury that provided Diaz with an opportunity to get in the first team hold and the 24-year-old has capitalized on it with impressive performances, having contributed two goals in his last two matches (G1, A1). 

Furthermore, his dynamic and vibrant style of play has swiftly endeared him to the Madrid fans and now that the expectations are set, much will be expected of him in upcoming matches.

Brahim Diaz has repaid his manager’s faith. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

His decisions will play a key role

At present, Diaz’s current situation related to his national team commitment represents a great deal of challenge and this, in a way, affects his Real Madrid tenure.

On one hand, while it involves his standing within Real Madrid, it also influences his prospects of representing either the Spanish or Moroccan national teams in the upcoming Euro Cup and African Cup, respectively. 

Initially inclined towards choosing Spain, Brahim faces a dilemma as Luis de la Fuente, the Spanish team’s coach, is yet to call him up and while he is patiently waiting for it, time is slipping away for the 24-year-old.

Given the circumstances, Brahim remains committed to his duties with Real Madrid, hopeful that whether wearing the colors of a national team or the club, his role will evolve beyond that of a mere catalyst.

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Bundesliga title-winner ‘is ready for Real Madrid’, says former German great

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Speaking in an interview with Sport BILD (h/t AS), Germany legend Michael Ballack has claimed that Bayer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz is ready to play for Real Madrid.

Wirtz is a player that Real Madrid have been closely monitoring for a while now, with the German sensation being seen as a long-term replacement for Toni Kroos, who announced his retirement yesterday.

A move for Wirtz is being planned for the summer of 2025 and Ballack believes that the Bundesliga title winner with Leverkusen is ready for the big move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Wirtz is ready for Real Madrid,” said Ballack.

“In terms of football, Wirtz can definitely play for Real Madrid. You can also see it in Jude Bellingham after his move from BVB: when you play with even better players, you become even better,” he added.

The Toni Kroos replacement? (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that runs until the summer of 2027. As things stand, the new German champions have no intentions of selling their prized asset this year.

However, there appears to be an acceptance that the German international will be on the move in 2025.

Other top clubs like Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested, but Real Madrid are likely to beat them in the race should it come down to that next year.

A move for Wirtz, though, could cost in excess of €100 million for Real Madrid should they do indeed decide to proceed with his signing next year.

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