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Morocco inform Real Madrid about 24-year-old star being on their preliminary squad list for upcoming matches

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While Jude Bellingham’s heroics in his debut season have often taken center stage, Real Madrid’s dominant campaign owes much to several key individuals.

One of the players to have frequently chimed in with solid displays is Brahim Diaz, who rejoined Real Madrid last summer after spending three seasons on loan at AC Milan.

Despite not being a regular in the starting XI, Diaz has racked up 12 goal contributions this season, with his talents capturing the attention of both the Spanish and Moroccan national teams.

Reports have recently shed light on the player’s dual nationality and how Spain and Morocco attempted to convince him to don their respective national colors.

Now, it seems an official declaration may be near ahead of the international break in March.

Brahim in Morocco’s pre-list

Just two days ago, it was reported that Spain had included the attacking midfielder in their national team’s pre-list for this month’s international break.

Now, as per Jose Felix Diaz (h/t Madrid Zone) Morocco have also followed suit. The national team has sent Real Madrid the documents to notify Brahim that he is on their pre-list for the March matches.

Having scored for the Spanish national team on his debut, Diaz has yet to feature for La Roja, which is indicative of the immense competition he will continue to face if he opts to play for Spain.

Even though he has been holding out for a call-up from Spain, Brahim is not closing the doors on Morocco and is working towards completing the paperwork for dual citizenship, which is close.

But time will tell where his ultimate destination lies as the 24-year-old now has the last say in the matter.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad

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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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