Brahim Diaz’s future is set to become a major talking point this summer. The Real Madrid starlet, who is on loan at AC Milan, has been doing very well in Italy. So much so that the Rossoneri wish to sign him on a permanent basis.
This claim comes from Diario AS, who state that Milan wish to keep Diaz at the club for the long term and are set to hold talks with Real Madrid over the same after the January transfer window.
Diaz is currently in his third season on loan at Milan from Real Madrid. The young attacking midfielder first joined the Italians in the 2020/21 season and returned to San Siro in the summer of 2021, this time on a two-year loan deal.
The agreement between the two clubs included a permanent purchase clause of €22 million, with Real Madrid said to be able to sign him back from Milan for a fee of €27 million.
Diaz has thrived under the tutelage of Stefano Pioli in Italy and has become one of Milan’s pivotal players, even though he had initially lost his place to Charles De Ketelaere at the start of the ongoing campaign.
The Serie A champions are said to be extremely pleased with the Spaniard’s attitude and commitment and wish to sign him permanently. But any move would depend on Real Madrid’s stance on the ex-Manchester City ace.
And, as per the report, Los Blancos could seriously consider having him back in the team for next season. Following the departures of Gareth Bale and Isco last summer, Eden Hazard and potentially Marco Asensio could leave in the upcoming one.
It would pave the way for Diaz to have a spot in the side, especially with Luka Modric also likely to be slowly phased out of the first-team setup over the next season.
While there are currently no talks taking place, discussions will be held over Diaz’s future between Milan and Real Madrid after January. And only time will tell how things transpire and whether the exciting talent makes his way back to the Bernabeu or remains at San Siro.
Real Madrid teenage prodigy needs to play more, insists national team manager
The situation with Arda Guler at Real Madrid has become tense in recent days. The Turkish phenom has not been at the receiving end of many minutes despite completing his recovery from injuries, and the player is now getting fed up with his situation.
It is, however, not just Guler who is affected by the situation. With the European Championships coming up, the 19-year-old looks likely to enter the competition with Turkey with no match fitness, and his international federation is far from happy with his situation.
Turkey manager speaks out
Speaking at the recent sponsorship event of the Turkish National Team, head coach Vincenzo Montella was asked to comment on Guler’s situation at Real Madrid.
As a former Sevilla coach and with knowledge of how La Liga works, he understood the circumstances and hoped for the player to see more minutes.
“He is playing very little, but I hope he can do it from now on because he has a lot of talent,” he said, as quoted by SPORT.
Montella went on to reinstate that he still maintains complete confidence in the Real Madrid star’s abilities for the upcoming tournament, despite his drought for minutes.
“We are following him very carefully. We want our players to be in their best physical condition for the European Championship.”
Exit on the cards?
Guler has played only 92 minutes all season and is now vexed by his helplessness. As revealed yesterday, he feels misguided and is unhappy with how the circumstances are currently.
The disappointed star, thus, could seek an exit, potentially on loan, from the club next summer if his situation does not improve.
But with Jude Bellingham and Brahim Diaz both on song, it does not appear like Guler’s chance in Madrid will arrive anytime soon.
Carlo Ancelotti retains faith in the Turkish star, and it remains to be seen if he looks to turn the player’s fortune around in the coming months.