Appearing twice for Manchester City this season in the Champions League against Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk, Brahim Diaz appears to be one of the youngsters Pep Guardiola believes in the most.

Already capped at U21 level for Spain, the 18-year-old forward certainly looks like he could, one day, break into his native country’s first-team if his development goes as expected, yet, if Ahdath Info are to be believed, he could also represent Morocco instead.

According to the website, Hervé Renard, the country’s national team manager, travelled to Manchester at the weekend to watch the derby and have a conversation with Diaz about including him in his World Cup squad next summer for the 2018 edition of the competition in Russia.

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Ahdath state ‘an official source’ revealed the coach ‘promised’ Diaz to call him up if he continued to develop this season and his game time increased.

The Manchester City starlet, down his end, was said to be enthused at the idea and expressed his desire to represent Morocco in the future.

This comes off the back of claims made by Lions de l’Atlas pretty much exactly a year ago that Diaz couldn’t actually represent Morocco as both his parents were born in Melilla in Spain, needing one of them to apply for Moroccan nationality before Diaz could switch allegiances.

The same website relay the current Ahdath story without even mentioning this rather large hurdle, suggesting it’s either been sorted out or never existed in the first place.