Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will not sell playmaker Brahim Diaz on a permanent deal, according to a report from Spain.
Milan secured the signing of the 21-year-old on a season-long loan deal and he has thoroughly impressed so far scoring three goals in all competitions, but the issue is that the Rossoneri did not manage to agree an option to buy or an obligation to buy, though multiple sources have suggested they will negotiate with Real Madrid throughout the season to try and extend his stay.
According to DonBalon, Zidane sanctioned a loan and only a loan for Brahim as he believes he lacked experience and that Los Blancos could not give him the playing time that he needs to develop.
That is why Zidane was clear with the player and recommended him to go to Italy and more specifically to Milan, a club who are happy to use young players and a progressive side.
When Zidane allowed Brahim to leave though he made it expressly clear that Milan should not have any purchase option, and the report claims that Milan are ‘pulling their hair out’ for not having insisted even more with getting an option to buy.
Not only that, but the Frenchman has apparently made it clear that if another situation like the Hakimi one were to happen again – where a talented young player were sold without his approval – he would leave at the end of the season.