Manchester City are reportedly insisting on a ‘Manchester United tax’ as they look poised to sell Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid in this January’s transfer window.
According to talkSPORT, City want 15 per cent of any future fee Real receive for Diaz, though that goes up to as much as 40 per cent if he winds up making a future transfer to their bitter rivals United.
Diaz looks an exciting young talent despite his struggles to break into Pep Guardiola’s first-team, and it’s been widely reported that he’s closing in on a move to the Bernabeu.
The latest from talkSPORT is that the 19-year-old midfielder is set to join for an initial fee of around £15.5million, but it’s clear City fear he could be a big talent for the future.
If it’s true that the Premier League champions have already taken steps to ensure they get a reasonable amount of compensation should he join the Red Devils, it just shows they’re aware they’re losing a player with plenty of potential.