AC Milan's season has been marked by inconsistency, but one player has stood out for some crucial performances: Brahim Diaz. The attacking midfielder has made 30 appearances so far, impressing manager Stefano Pioli with his many skills on the pitch, which sets him apart from fellow player Charles De Ketelaere who is yet to fully adapt to life at the San Siro.
Pioli is pushing hard for AC Milan to acquire Diaz on a permanent transfer from La Liga giants Real Madrid, but the process is far from straightforward. Diaz is divided between his loyalty to the Rossoneri club, who have given him the opportunity to develop, and his desire to play for Real Madrid, the most successful club in the world.
Carlo Ancelotti and the Real Madrid hierarchy have been meticulously monitoring Brahim Diaz's progress, according to reports. Preliminary discussions have already commenced between the Los Blancos and Diaz's entourage to prolong his existing contract, valid until 2025, with optimistic vibes emanating from both sides.
However, AC Milan's directors, Frederic Massara and Paolo Maldini, are determined that there are only two options for Brahim Diaz's future: to stay with Milan or return to Ancelotti. The directors are set to speak with Real Madrid at the end of the season, with hopes of negotiating the 22 million euros fee downwards for a verbal agreement. Ultimately, Diaz's decision will depend on his will and the sporting project presented to him by the world champion club.