Brahim Diaz was the standout player for Manchester City in their 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over Fulham as the Spaniard’s brace helped the defending champions seal a berth in the last eight of the competition.

He moved to England from Malaga in 2013 and after spending three years with the Premier League winners’ academy, he made his first team debut in 2016.

Pep Guardiola handed his compatriot the second start of the season against Cottagers as he partnered alongside Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus to lead his side’s attack.

Marca takes a look at the 19-year-old’s situation at the Etihad as his current deal runs down after the end of the season.

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His employer have already offered him a new contract, but so far, Diaz has decided against committing his future to Manchester City because of the limited playing time. 

The report claims the best teams from Europe ‘knock on the door’ of City for Diaz, but Marca does not reveal the names of these clubs.

Having see young talents like Jadon Sancho shine after leaving City, the Spain U21 international could follow the same path if he ends up being a bit part player at the club.

Interestingly, the Spanish newspaper certainly aren’t pushing the line of Real Madrid interest. Marca are arguably the newspaper closest to the Spanish club so that they’re not pushing a rumour claimed elsewhere is perhaps telling.