MN: Brahim Diaz becomes an unused sub – Milan must resolve his situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has been left with a situation to resolve heading into the summer transfer window regarding Brahim Diaz.

MilanNews writes how for the first time this season – apart from when he had Coronavirus – Brahim Diaz has not played even a minute for two games in a row as the Spaniard was dropped from the starting line up for the games against Hellas Verona and Atalanta.

Normally when he has lost his starting spot he has been coming on to try and impact the game while in progress with the space being opened up, but he remained on the bench for all 90 minutes in both games.

It seems as though Diaz is paying for the bad performances and the inconsistency he has been having from October to today as he has lost his place in the hierarchy for the role of attacking midfielder, as he is now behind Franck Kessie and Rade Krunic.

Given he is on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid it may well raise questions about whether his loan could be terminated early.

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  1. Our earlier surge is due to his awesome performance, linking with ibra.

    I think thats where his problem is, no ibra no diaz.

    I hope the best for his future

    1. Brahim was decent the first month or so of the season.
      Ibra barely played the first 2 months of the season because of injuries.
      More false excuses to justify Brahim not being a good player

      1. True, first 2 months both Ibra and Giro were injured so we played with Rebic as #9.Brahim and Rebic did well together. Then one got injured the other got Covid, neither recovered fully.

        There is no doubt Brahim is talented, but he holds on to the ball for far too long and in the end just gets bullied out of possession because he doesn’t have the constitution to hold on to the ball. He never regained his speed and it seems he lost his confidence.

        I would however, since he is already on a 2 year loan, keep him and try to build his confidence back during preseason. He may not be a starter material, but he could be something of a wildcard from the bench.

        Also, he won PL with Man City, 2x League Cup and Super Cup with them too, Spanish League and Super Cup with Real… So, he could be our lucky charm. And he is still just 22.

      2. Well he isn’t a good player at the moment, he could become probably. But what he wrote is true. You can’t be that dumb not to accept facts even if you don’t agree.

  2. Keep for another year since he is on a cheap loan deal, strip him instantly of the #10 jersey and use him as a back up to the back up.
    Also stop using the virus as an excuse for him being a bad player.
    Last year he was also bad outside of Milans trip to Turin towards the end of the season when Milan beat both Juve & Torino combined 10-0.
    This year outside of the 1st month when he scored couple tap ins he has been horrendous.
    This is who he is

  3. I think he certainly has value but not consistency, the loan isn’t expensive if the reported details are accurate, so no harm in keeping him for another year – he can certainly add another dimension or tactical option on occasion

  4. I feel his playing style more fit as second striker than a playmaker. I say keep him for another season and let’s see if he can improve. If not, then Milan don’t need to buy him and give him back to Madrid.

  5. Terminator his loan if AC Milan can sign nkunku or other quality AMF . If budget not enough then just use him 1 year again until his loan expire. His loan fee+ his salary only cost AC Milan 2m euro/season that was very cheap

    1. No chance the loan and salary only cost that, Milan will be picking up a large percentage of his wage in addition to the 1-2m loan fee

      1. I take it back, he’s only on €2m gross per year apparently, thought it would be much more! Good value then I’d suggest.

      2. He was loaned for 3 mil for 2 years which equates to 1.5 a year + has a salary of 1.9 a year. we have a buyout clause to my knowledge at 22 and madrid a buyback clause at 27 from what i can recollect so even if he stays as a backup there is room to sell him back with a small advantage.
        Wouldnt make sense to send him back unless it somehow softens a different deal with madrid as he certainly can act as a great backup player for a fairly little ammount.

  6. Diaz can pick up again, players like Tonali and Leao did not see enough playing time in their first season with the rossoneri but now we are singing their praise. If Pioli wants to keep Messias Jr, I see no reason why we should not keep Brahim. I believe that guy can win our hearts again with good football.

  7. I mean we don’t have anyone to play on AMC besides him at the moment, he can be a good low cost backup next season. Sending him back early would be the stupidest idea I’ve ever seen, unless he really asks to go back.

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