Real Madrid has officially announced the return of Spanish playmaker Brahim Diaz, who has signed a new four-year deal with the club until 2027. Diaz is returning after a three-year loan spell at AC Milan, where he established himself as a key player and helped the team win their first Scudetto in over a decade in the 2021/22 season.
Diaz, who initially joined Madrid from Manchester City in 2019, struggled to secure regular first-team football at the Santiago Bernabeu. This led to his loan move to AC Milan in 2020, a decision that proved to be beneficial for the young forward. During his time at the San Siro, Diaz made 124 appearances, scoring 18 goals and providing 15 assists.
The 23-year-old’s return to Madrid comes at a time when the club is looking to bolster its squad for the upcoming 2023/24 season. With Marco Asensio set to join Paris Saint-Germain, Diaz is expected to fill the void and play a more significant role in the team.
Diaz’s return to Madrid is not just a homecoming but also a new chapter in his evolving career. His impressive performance at AC Milan has demonstrated his potential, and his return to Madrid is a testament to the club’s faith in his abilities. The Spanish forward is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, June 13, at Real Madrid City.
In related news, Rafael Leao, who has been with AC Milan since his move from Lille, will be taking over Diaz’s No.10 shirt at Milan. Leao’s decision to change his number comes after signing a new contract with the club.