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Brahim Diaz Went From Watching His Idol As A Ballboy To Assisting Him

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Brahim Diaz Went From Watching His Idol As A Ballboy To Assisting Him

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

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Fast forward a few years down the line and Diaz is assisting his idol Isco having signed for Real Madrid in a £22 million move from Manchester City.

Now that's what dreams are made of.

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The 19-year-old started his first game for Los Blancos against bottom of the league Huesca on Sunday night and it didn't take him long to make an impact.

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Image: PA

In the 25th minute, Diaz squared it to the Spanish midfielder to make it 1-1.

Zinedine Zidane's side struggled throughout but eventually found the winner in the 89th minute thanks to a peach of a strike from Karim Benzema.

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Diaz won't forget this one in a hurry.


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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.

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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.

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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.

Topics: Football News, Brahim Diaz, Isco, Football, Man City, Real Madrid, La Liga

Jack Kenmare
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