Brahim Diaz moved to Manchester City from Malaga in 2013 and spent three years with the English club’s academy before being promoted to their first team in 2016.

In the 2017/18 season, the midfielder started in the League Cup tie against Leicester City and that was his only start in all competitions. He made nine more appearances from the bench, which includes five appearances in the Premier League.

Diaz was part of City’s title winning campaign, but a lack of playing time means a loan doesn’t seem like a bad idea. However, the player is keen on continuing at the Etihad and stressed that it is his “dream” to stay at Manchester City.

“I hope I can continue at City, I see myself here. My dream is to stay in the team and work to little by little, get more,” Diaz told Marca.

“I’m selfish and we all want to play more, obviously. For me it has been fantastic, I have learned a lot with top players and a great coach from whom I learn a lot. At the team level, we have won two titles and the club continues to grow. A good year.”

Diaz is an attacking midfielder and believes he can further improve his game by learning from David Silva. His compatriot also restricts Diaz’s chances of featuring regularly for City, but the player doesn’t seem to see it that way.

“Silva is like my big brother. I learn from everyone, but David is special. It teaches me a lot. [Aymeric] Laporte is also a great friend, on and off the field,” he explained.