- Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz has agreed to join Spanish club Real Madrid
- Lack of active games at the Etihad stadium was reported to be the rationale he wants to leave the EPL champions
- But City gaffer Pep Guardiola wants him to stay and will persuade him not to leave the club next year
Despite pleas from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Spanish professional footballer Brahim Diaz has reportedly agreed to join Real Madrid when the transfer window opens.
The midfielder has not featured in the League for the Premier League champions this season and will sign a £60,000-a-week deal with Los Blancos.
According to the report by UK Sun, Pep Guardiola wants to keep the 19-year-old at the Etihad stadium, but Brahim Diaz is said to be frustrated with lack of active playing time at the club.
“We want him, we want to extend his contract four or five years and we will do absolutely everything, but it's in his hands.
"My advice if he doesn't want to stay he has to leave. It's simple.
"We protect him the same with Jadon, Phil, but he has to decide. It's no more than that." Pep Guardiola was quoted to have explained.
Díaz started his career at his hometown club Málaga before moving to Manchester City in 2015 as a 16-year-old for an initial £200,000 fee.
On 21 September 2016, Díaz made his first-team debut for City coming on as an 80th-minute substitute to replace Kelechi Iheanacho in an EFL Cup tie against Swansea City.
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The 19-year-old Frenchman has been impressive for Paris-Saint-Germain in all competitions since joining the club.
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