You Won't Believe The Crazy Manchester United Clause That Manchester City Put Into Real Madrid Deal For Brahim Diaz
Manchester City sold young starlet Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid for a cool £22m earlier this week, although it is a reported clause in the deal which has got tongues wagging!
City risked losing Diaz for nothing as his contract at The Etihad Stadium was due to expire in the summer, before a deal with Real Madrid - which involves an initial fee of £15.5m - was struck.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Pep Guardiola tried to get Diaz to stay with City but was left powerless to stop the Spaniard moving to the La Liga giants. However, City have at least made sure that he will almost certainly never end up at cross-city rivals Manchester United!
The MEN report that the deal involved a clause in his contract that states City will receive a 15 per cent sell on fee if Real were ever to sell Diaz. That percentage will rise to 40 per cent if Real were to sell to "any other Manchester club", meaning United would surely never be able to get their hands on the player.
The highly-rated Diaz found opportunities at City hard to come by as he made just 15 appearances for the first-team after joining from Malaga in 2013. Diaz made his debut for City in 2016 and made only four league appearances during his time with the club, although he did score two in three EFL Cup outings this season.
Diaz was seen as one for the future by the hierarchy at City, although it is Real who have moved to add him to their ranks. The one silver lining for City? He is unlikely to ever end up at Old Trafford!