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Manchester City include anti-Manchester United clause in £22m Brahim Diaz deal

Manchester City include anti-Manchester United clause in £22m Brahim Diaz deal

City are reluctant to lose the 19-year-old but understand why the Spaniard is attracted to Real, together with his view that the competition offered by Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling means playing regular football at City is hard.

The 19-year-old is going straight into Real's senior squad, rather than joining the Castilla side, and he is hopeful he can begin to make an impact ahead of next season.

LaLiga giants Real Madrid, who have been struggling this season, have confirmed their first signing of the January transfer window.

The signing of Diaz is the latest example of Madrid's aggressive transfer policy in recent years which has seen them hoover up young Spanish talent with varying success.

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Speaking about the move last week, Guardiola said: "I don't have any new information on that".

It was suggested City had demanded a clause stating that if Diaz was sold to United, Real would pay 40 per cent of the fee to the Blues. "We do everything to keep them (the young players) but they decide".

Manchester City starlet Brahim Diaz has all but moved to Real Madrid in a deal worth around £15.5million up front, but it is a particular clause in his contract that has fans talking. Surely that's a clause that has been very rarely used in the past. Should Diaz leave the Bernabeu, it's reported that City will pocket 15% of any fee they receive.