Diaz set for spell out

Real Madrid
Brahim Diaz admits he only had eyes for Real Madrid after moving to the Bernabeu from Manchester City on a long-term deal.

Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz is set for another spell on the sidelines due to an abdominal injury, the club has confirmed.

The 20-year-old missed much of pre-season due to a hamstring strain and only returned to training last week but he is now back in the Los Blancos treatment table.

There has been no word on how long the former Manchester City youngster will be absent for but a club statement read: “Following the tests carried out today on our player, Brahim Diaz, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to his right anterior rectus. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

Brahim joined Madrid from City for an initial £15.5m in January and started four of their final five La Liga games last season.


And manager Zinedine Zidane has backed the youngster to shine in Spain.

“I like that he always supports and uses both his feet,” he told ​AS.

“He likes to be involved in link-up play – he is a good player, very interesting and young. We will see what happens next year but at the moment, he has had minutes and has done really well.”