Date:5th January 2019 at 8:29pm
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Real Madrid have signed Brahim Diaz from Manchester City for an estimated £22million, including add-ons, according to The Telegraph.

Last year’s Champions League winners will pay an initial fee of £15.5million, which could then rise to £22million depending on how Diaz performs in his home nation.

Real Madrid are currently struggling in La Liga, they sit in fourth place and are seven points behind league leaders Barcelona, who look set to sign Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

It is believed that the Premier League title-holders have negotiated a 15% sell-on clause with Los Blancos, which will increase to 40% if fierce rivals Manchester United sign the Spain under-21 midfielder.

Pep Guardiola has preferred Phil Foden when he has rotated his side.

The astounding squad depth of City meant that the attacking midfielder struggled for minutes under Pep Guardiola, making just five league appearances in his last three seasons, with homegrown prospect Phil Foden being the preferred option when the squad was rotated.

It is becoming a recurring theme for the Citizens to sell away young talented players, with Jadon Sancho lighting up the Bundesliga this season after his £8million move to Borussia Dortmund, scoring six and assisting seven in 17 appearances at The Westfalenstadion.

Diaz will have the opportunity to learn and work with from some of the most talented Spain international midfielders. Marco Asensio and Isco, who similarly to their new teammate, play centrally and out wide, both play in the Spanish capital.

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