Brahim Diaz Was A Ball Boy When Isco Played For Malaga, Now They're Teammates

When he was an academy player at Malaga, Brahim Diaz was a ball-boy for first-team games when Isco was running the show.

Fast forward a few years down the line and Diaz will be sharing a dressing room with Isco having just signed for Real Madrid in a £22 million move.

Diaz posted a brilliant picture of him watching Isco and Santi Cazorla celebrate, on his Instagram account in November 2016, captioning it: "I always wanted to be a professional footballer. #tbthursday #ballboy".

He would then move to Manchester City as a 16-year old and made his first-team debut against Swansea City in a League Cup.

And although he received a Premier League winners' medal after making the required five appearances in City's incredible 100 points campaign last term, Diaz only played a total of 15 senior games and has now sealed a dream move back to Spain with Real.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Having signed a contract until 2025, Diaz was officially unveiled as a Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday and trained with his new colleagues for the first time today.

City have a 15 per cent sell-on clause should Real sell Diaz, but weirdly it becomes 40 per cent if they offload him to another Manchester club.

And Real have showed how much they value the Spain Under 21 international by placing a €750 million release clause in his contract, as per AS.

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