Brahim Diaz is enjoying life over in Milan. The 21-year-old Spanish playmaker has scored three goals for AC Milan since making his one year loan move this summer. He’s played on the left wing, the right wing, and through the middle as a central attacking midfielder. AC Milan manager, Stefano Pioli, enjoys his versatility, his technical skills, and his ability to find the goal and create goal-scoring opportunities. He has quickly adapted to life in Italy and has formed strong relationships with key figures such as Zlatan Ibrahimović and Theo Hernandez.
In a report from Italian outlet, Calcio Mercato, Paolo Maldini is expected to meet with Real Madrid in the next couple of weeks, presumably when the club are in town to play Inter Milan, in order to try and find terms for a permanent deal for Brahim Diaz. The report indicates that Maldini would now be open to including a right of first refusal which would make the sale more plausible. The signals coming from Madrid are not positive for Milan. The club are still looking to keep the “dry loan” or one year deal as the plan is for the young Spaniard to gain experience and then return to the Bernabeu.
The player’s will and Maldini’s insistence may play a larger role in the spring, when a final decision has to be made. Brahim feels loved in Milan and enjoys having the opportunity to express his football freely. With Vinicius, Hazard, Odegaard, Asensio, Isco, and Rodyrgo all on the books, it may take one of those persuasive phone calls from Zidane to convince him he still has a future at Real Madrid.