According to a report from the Mirror (Sunday July 26th, page 77) West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to sign Real Madrid attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz this summer.

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The Hammers boss might just be on the look out for an attack minded midfielder this summer.

ExWHUemployee claimed last week that Moyes is willing to sell Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Jack Wilshere.

And the Mirror suggest that Real Madrid starlet Brahim Diaz could be an option for West Ham.

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Brahim Diaz (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The 20-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).

Starlet needs more game time

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.


Diaz clearly has a lot of talent. Before he left Manchester City for Madrid, Pep Guardiola told the BBC that he would do absolutely everything to keep the Spaniard at the Etihad:

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Brahim Diaz (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

“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.”

So it sounds like Diaz would be a very good addition for David Moyes at the London Stadium.

West Ham have limited funds to play with, however. So as the Mirror rightly claim, a loan move for the 20-year-old ace would be the more likely outcome.

Zinedine Zidane is also allegedly willing to allow the Spaniard to leave on a season-long loan this summer.

So it seems as though a temporary move to east London for the midfielder would suit all parties involved.

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