West Ham may have just been given a boost in their hopes of signing Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz.
According to a report from the Mirror (Sunday July 26th, page 77) Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 21-year-old attacking midfielder to the London Stadium this summer.
AC Milan were thought to be closing in on a deal to sign the former Manchester City ace, however, according to Sempre Milan.
And with that, the Hammers fans were preparing themselves for more disappointment in the transfer market.
Mundo Deportivo have just given West Ham some hope, however, by claiming that Real Madrid will only sanction Diaz’s exit from the Santiago Bernabeu if it is a loan deal. Milan, meanwhile, allegedly want a permanent deal for the talented Spanish starlet.
The 21-year-old joined Los Blancos from Manchester City in January 2019 for around £15 million (BBC).
The talented young Spanish midfielder, who can also play on either wing, has racked up two goals and three assists in 21 senior games for Madrid (Transfermarkt).
He has only been given 60 minutes of La Liga action this season, however (Who Scored). So perhaps a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu is needed in order for him to gain more regular first-team action and to help fulfil his potential.
And signing Diaz on loan would be great business for West Ham this summer.
The young Spaniard would bring real quality to the Hammers. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of the 21-year-old. The former Barcelona manager spoke about Diaz before he left for Madrid 18 months ago, as quoted by the BBC:
“The case of Brahim is very simple. We want him to stay. We want to extend his contract for four or five years and we’ll do absolutely everything to keep him here. But, as I said before, it’s in his hands.”
Diaz is clearly a future star in the making. And if we could get him on loan for a season, it would be a huge boost to our chances of finishing inside the top half next term.
Signing some established, high-quality defenders will undoubtedly be Moyes’s priority this summer.
But the opportunity to sign the Madrid starlet is surely one that the Scot won’t want to miss out on. Even if it is just a loan deal.