Report: Brahim Diaz returns to Manchester – background on his City exit and anti Man Utd clause

By Oliver Fisher -

Playmaker Brahim Diaz has a clause in his contract which prevents him from joining Manchester United in the future, a report claims.

Brahim joined Milan on a season-long loan during the last summer transfer window and has showed glimpses of his potential so far, having struggled for game time at Real Madrid prior to his arrival in Italy.

Diaz was signed by Real Madrid from Manchester City where he had also struggled to make the breakthrough in what was a crucial stage of his development. City decided to accept a bid of £15.5m (around €18m) from Real Madrid in January 2019.

According to the Daily Mirror, as part of the deal the Premier League ‘included an extraordinary anti Manchester United clause’, stipulating that Real would have to pay a 40 per cent sell-on fee if they were to let Diaz join the Red Devils.

The report adds that he is likely to start at Old Trafford on Thursday night in what will be a big opportunity for him to show both City and Madrid what he is capable of, and representatives of both sides will be looking on with interest to see if he can finally make his mark on the big stage.

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