The announcement of Diaz’s return to Real was made on Wednesday. “Thank you for allowing me to continue making history at the best club in the world. I know what this jersey means and what it means to wear this shield and represent Real. I’m back even more prepared,” he said.
Diaz has been on Manchester City’s radar for some time. They signed him from Malaga’s youth ranks in 2013, and he made his first-team debut in 2017 with promise. However, the transition wasn’t easy, and while similarly aged Phil Foden was able to integrate into the team with ease, Diaz struggled to find his feet. This continued into the 2018-19 season, and he opted to move to Real six months before his contract expired.
Diaz played a total of 11 games in his first season, including La Liga and the Copa del Rey, before playing fewer games (10) the following season.
He then turned things around with a loan spell at AC Milan. He arrived at the San Siro in the 2020-21 season after being selected by director Paolo Maldini. It was a stroke of genius. Given ample opportunity from his first season, Diaz fulfilled his potential the following season and helped AC Milan win their first league title in 11 years. He was also key in the 2022-23 season, producing seven goals and eight assists in 44 games across all competitions, demonstrating his ability as an attacking midfielder. 스포츠토토
After a successful three-season loan spell, he returns to Real. On Tuesday, Real announced on their website that “Diaz’s return will be announced on the 13th. He has completed a three-season loan spell at AC Milan,” the club announced on its website, adding that his contract runs until June 2027.
It’s a resource that will help Real. Diaz can play everywhere in the second line and is ambidextrous with good dribbling and passing. He’s a much-needed addition to a squad that will be lacking offense after the 2022-23 season.