Manchester City are not for young wunderkinds

Manchester City are not for young wunderkinds

After the return of Mariano Diaz to Real Madrid from the French Lyon, Los Blancos wedged into a fight for the 19-year-old Manchester City player Brahim Diaz. The Spaniard has an active contract with the Citizens, but Madrid want to get him as a free agent.

Brahim Diaz took his first steps in football performing for the Andalusian Malaga from 2010 to 2013. After that, Manchester City became interested in the promising winger, having received information from their scouts. The Citizens bought out the 14-year-old football player for 200 thousand pounds and over the past three years he has been playing  for the White-Sky Blues youth team. But last season, Pep Guardiola let Diaz out for five matches and the Spaniard scored twice in the goal of opponents.

At the end of this season, Brahim’s contract with Manchester City expires, but the player is in no hurry to follow the lead of the functionaries from Emirates. Real Madrid have influence on the midfielder, forcing him to sabotage the signing of a new contract.

Los BLancos are guided by the status of the leading club in Spain, since the player himself is attracted by the opportunity to return to his homeland and join los Blancos team. At the same time, City are taught by the experience of Jadon Sancho, whom the Citizens sold to Borussia from Dortmund. To lose two promising football players in two seasons is not permissible even for such a giant of the English football as Manchester City.

On the other hand, the Mancunians chose their own strategy. The trophy winning bias implies capital investments and the purchase of players according to the “here and now” scheme. Considering the fact that within the City there is a tremendous competition for each of the positions, it is extremely difficult for young players to break through. Even Oleksandr Zinchenko, the Ukrainian bought from Ufa, suffers from this, who can show his abilities only in the case of an injury to Benjamin Mendy or in cup competitions.