Brahim Diaz to Stay at Milan Despite Likely Additions

Milan will add at least another attacker this summer, but Brahim Diaz is poised to stay put and will have his chances. The Rossoneri talked with Real Madrid earlier in the summer, and they will stick with the original agreement, Calciomercato informs.

Therefore, the Spaniard will spend another campaign on loan. The Scudetto winners will have a €22M option to buy him in 2023. If they want, Los Galacticos will be able to retain him for €27M. The Serie A side paid €3M last summer for the temporary spells.

While Brahim Diaz will continue to play with Milan, there are doubts whether he will keep wearing the coveted no.10. As of now, his jersey is for sale only without the number. The Rossoneri might be keeping it warm for their prospective coup Charles De Ketelaere.

The former Manchester City attacker will face stiff competition for minutes in 2022/2023. On top of the Belgian prodigy, the Rossoneri are also eyeing Hakim Ziyech and Renato Sanches, who can both feature in his role. The latter shares some traits with Franck Kessié, who took over the position in 2022. The wages of the two targets represent the biggest obstacles in those chases.

Our Take on Brahim Diaz Stay at Milan

The inventive midfielder had a bizarre campaign. He looked like a budding star in the early going, but then he completely vanished and was understandably supplanted. He did deal with COVID-19, but he was lackluster for a few months. While he will have to fight for his spot, he might turn out to be a strong bench player given his skillset. In addition, as Stefano Pioli pointed out, a second-year leap is possible.