After Willy Caballero’s recent comments regarding a potential return to Malaga, something the La Liga side could be open to, another player is being linked with a move to the south of Spain.
That man, or youngster, is Brahim Diaz, currently excelling in the club’s reserves at just 17 years of age, scoring seven goals and providing six assists in 19 Premier League 2 appearances.
According to Cadena Sir, relayed by La Opinion de Malaga, the La Liga side are interested in bringing the player in on loan, with contacts already made to get the deal over the line.
Malaga’s owner has apparently shown an interest in returning the youngster to his former club, leading to the club’s director of football contacting Brahim Diaz’s agent and Manchester City about the temporary transfer.
The club are prepared to do everything in order to convince the player and his entourage that this is the right move for him, even if the decision will ultimately fall to Pep Guardiola, who could want to rely on him next season in some shape or form.
Manchester City’s manager is likely to want to look at him during preseason, and will make a decision from thereon in.
The 17-year-old joined the Premier League side in 2013, when he was plucked from Malaga’s youth setup at the age of 14, and made a 10 minute cameo in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Swansea in the EFL Cup last September.