FORMER Manchester City prospect Brahim Diaz has reportedly been offered a chance to play at the World Cup in Qatar… but not for Spain.
The midfielder has always dreamed of turning out for Spain as he played for the nation’s youth teams.Brahim Diaz could be offered a late chance to go the World Cup in Qatar.[/caption]
However, Diaz has dual citizenship with Morocco and after an injury to Marseille’s Amine Harit, manager Walid Regragui is reportedly trying to get him on board.
The 23-year-old plays in the same position as Harit and could be tempted into the switch and line-up for group games against Costa Rica, Germany and Japan.
It is not the first time Morocco have tried to poach the on-loan AC Milan star, and Marca have reported that the interest in him is “not new.”
But the Real Madrid player is still dreaming of playing for Spain and he reportedly wants to be “part of the ‘cycle’ for Euro 2024 and the 2026 World Cup.”
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Diaz first played professional football for Manchester City as he made five Premier League appearances for the club between 2016 and 2019.
The Citizens had signed the winger from LaLiga side Malaga when he was only 16.
Despite his lack of consistent minutes, he had done enough to impress Real Madrid, as the Champions League holders splashed over £15million to bring him to the Spanish capital.
But after one season, 15 league appearances, and one goal, Diaz was shipped out on loan to Serie A, where has finally cemented himself in the AC Milan squad.
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He has played 71 times in the Italian league and helped the club to the title last season.
Daiz would have likely been expected to be with the Milan players that are not going to the World Cup.
But he could yet make one of the toughest decisions of his career and jet off to Qatar.