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Real Madrid midfielder to renew until 2027, final decision on future yet to be made
Not too long ago, Manchester City boasted of possibly three of the most talented group of U-18s in the same side. Led by Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz rounded off this trio, all expected to lead the next generation at City.
While Foden’s stocks continued to rise, though, Sancho and Diaz had to leave City to find greener pastures elsewhere. The former joined Dortmund in 2017, while the latter left for Real Madrid in 2019.
Joining and finding minutes at Madrid is far from an easy task, though. With the squad packed to the brim with superstars, Diaz was reduced to six games in La Liga in the 2019/20 season, during which he had no goal contributions.
He left to join AC Milan in the summer of 2020 on a loan deal, and has been with the Italian giants since then. Three years and a Scudetto since then, Diaz is finally set to return to Madrid this summer.
According to Mario Cortegana (h/t Madrid Zone), Diaz is expected to renew his contract at Madrid once he returns from Milan. However, a final decision on his future is yet to be made.
The Spaniard’s current deal with Madrid expires in the summer of 2025, but he seems adamant about succeeding with the defending UCL champions.
An attacking midfielder by trade, Diaz can also play on the wing, which is where he plied his trade during his short-lived time at Madrid.
While he is definitely returning, it seems next to impossible to assume that Diaz will find a spot in a Real Madrid team already jam-packed with talent. Further, if reports are to be believed, Florentino Perez will likely look to invest even more money in the team in the summer.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.