Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz moves back to Milan on loan

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  • Jul 19, 2021

Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz moves back to Milan on loan

Milan have announced that they have completed the signing of Brahim Diaz on loan from Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old former Manchester City youngster spent the 2020-21 season at San Siro and will return until June 2023.

It is reported that the loan fee for Diaz is €3 million. Meanwhile, there is a €22m option in the deal for the Rossoneri to keep the Spain international winger on a permanent basis.

Diaz played 39 times for Milan last term, scoring seven goals and laying on a further four, a credible record given that he was frequently a substitute.

A statement from Milan reads: “AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Brahim Abdelkader Díaz from Real Madrid CF on a temporary basis for two years. The contract ties the football player to the Rossoneri Club until 30 June 2023.

“Brahim, after scoring 7 goals in 39 appearances with AC Milan last season, will continue to be a Rossoneri player, wearing the number 10 jersey.”

Milan’s summer transformation continues

Brahim Diaz’s return to San Siro means that he is the sixth player to sign on at the club – and the third player to return after a loan.

Fikayo Tomori is their priciest summer arrival after a fine six-month loan spell from Chelsea. He set Milan back €30m. Additionally, classy young midfielder Sandro Tonali has joined up on a permanent basis from Brescia, with the 21-year-old costing €7m.

Milan have otherwise looked to France for their recruitment. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan has joined from Ligue 1 champions Lille for around €13m, having kept more cleansheets than any other goalkeeper in Europe’s Big 5 leagues last season, while left-back Fode Ballo-Toure has signed from Monaco.

Finally, striker Olivier Giroud has arrived on a free transfer from Chelsea.

With a deal for Brahim Diaz in place, Milan’s squad for next season continues to take shape nicely.