When Real Madrid signed Brahim Diaz from Manchester City in 2019, the youngster was touted as one of the biggest talents in Spanish football. Diaz signed a six-year contract with Los Blancos, a clear indication of the trust they had in the player.
However, the youngster’s return to Spain was cut short in just two years. After a dry spell in the Spanish capital, he departed to AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.
Now, there is another twist the Diaz’s story. Despite there being another year on the player’s loan at AC Milan, Real Madrid are looking to bring him back home in the summer according to Sergio Santos.
There is a gentleman’s agreement between the two sides by which the player’s decision will always be respected. However, it remains to be seen as to what Diaz thinks of Real Madrid’s interest.
The 22-year-old has seen a wave of opportunities in Italy, starting 22 games in Serie A so far. His prominent role in Stefano Pioli’s setup has seen him earn international call ups from Luis Enrique’s La Roja.
With the World Cup nearing, the youngster wants to be in the constant spotlight to earn a call-up to Qatar. Keeping that in mind, he will only return to Real Madrid if he is guaranteed minutes under Carlo Ancelotti.
In 22 league starts this season, Diaz has scored three goals and provided as many assists. He has created two big chances and averages 1.1 key passes per game. Needless to say, he will be a valuable asset to the Galacticos’ setup.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.