Brahim Diaz’s future beyond the current campaign continues to be uncertain. The 23-year-old is currently away on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid for the third consecutive season and it is unclear where he will be playing next term.
There have been reports indicating that Real Madrid finally wish to bring him back and include him in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans next season after having farmed him out on loan for three years in a row.
However, at the same time, AC Milan are believed to be intent on signing the young Spaniard on a permanent basis, considering he has become a vital cog in Stefano Pioli’s plans at San Siro.
Now, journalist Daniele Longo has issued an update on the future of Diaz, stating that the 23-year-old has grown fond of Milan and cares about the team deeply, having spent close to three years in a row at the Serie A outfit.
During his spell at San Siro, Diaz has accumulated 96 appearances for Milan, scoring 15 goals and setting up nine more. He was one of the vital components in the Rossoneri side that won the Scudetto last season and has been in good touch this campaign.
So, it is natural for Milan to want to sign him permanently at the end of the season. The journalist indicates that there is a verbal agreement between Real Madrid and Milan over the €22 million purchase option included in the loan deal.
However, it must not be forgotten that the Merengues could re-sign him for a fee of €27 million. So, the situation will be studied calmly in June before a decision on Diaz and his future is made.
As things stand, a permanent move to Milan makes the most sense for the 23-year-old given that he is settled in the team and is a prominent player for Pioli. Returning to Madrid, he could have to accept a secondary role given the plethora of options at Ancelotti’s disposal.
La Liga president says Real Madrid won’t have issues with Mbappe salary, praises Bellingham: “Best in the world”
Javier Tebas may be at war with Florentino Perez over the Super League, but the La Liga president has always been a vocal supporter of Real Madrid.
Not too long ago, he spoke extensively about Real Madrid’s possible signings of Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies, going as far as to state that the Frenchman might have already signed a deal with Los Blancos.
Speaking at the Football Business Summit in London recently, Tebas once again unravelled many questions about Real Madrid’s financial situations while also touching upon Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham.
On finances and Mbappe
He began by praising Los Blancos for navigating their finances with utmost caution during the crucial years of the pandemic in addition to their splendid revenue generation as revealed by Mundo Deportivo.
“Real Madrid have had a very optimal management, before, during and after the pandemic. Madrid have been earning an average of €30 million per year in the last ten years at least.”
“I don’t know what they are going to pay Mbappé, but knowing their financial situation, they are not going to have a problem paying him. I think it will be much less than what PSG pays him,” he added on the speculated arrival of Mbappe.
Speaking about how Real Madrid are able to make such massive signings while other clubs in the league continue to struggle to meet La Liga’s spending limits, the league president said,
“They have removed two large salary burdens in recent years, Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale. And then they incorporated players with not-so-high investments.
“Real Madrid have then had great benefits, they achieved a significant reduction in the salaries of the players.”
Tebas further stressed the fact that Real Madrid’s financial situation was so rosy that they could invest massive amounts in squad reinforcements without facing any repercussions for the same. He insisted that it was not a bias in any way but a reward for a team that managed situations well.
“We can’t limit the one who is doing well. According to January data, Madrid could invest €700 million euros in transfers. They will not spend that at all, but the situation is so good that they could.”
Praise for Bellingham
Finally, the Spanish administrator praised Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham for his imperious form this season and went as far as to call him the best player in the world.
“Bellingham is currently the best player in the world, for his fitness and his way of playing. It is very important for us to have the best, even if you don’t always have everyone, to grow and for everything.”
“If we are all honest, he has exceeded everyone’s expectations and we hope that he will continue like this for many years,” he concluded.