Brahim Diaz has made his Real Madrid debut and the Daily Mail have cast their verdict


On Wednesday night, Brahim Diaz made his Real Madrid debut just days after moving to the Bernabeu. 

Los Blancos paid £22 million for the 19-year-old midfielder, despite seeing him turn out just four times for Manchester City's senior team. 

Even though he saw limited action in England, Diaz has been tipped for big things.

And this week, he gave Madrid fans the first glimpse of his talent, in a Copa del Rey tie against Leganes. 

Santiago Solari fielded a young side and named five players aged 23 or under in the starting 11 - including the likes of Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and Sergio Reguilon. 

Real made light work of their opponents under the lights at the Bernabeu, picking up a 3-0 victory in the first leg of their last 16 cup tie. 

The goals came courtesy of Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius. With Madrid so comfortable, new boy Diaz was given a run out for the last 15 minutes. 


Following his debut, the Daily Mail have cast a verdict on the young Spaniard - and it's fair to say they were pretty impressed by the former Man City starlet's cameo. 

Real Madrid v Leganes - Copa del Rey Round of 16

"He flew into a couple of tackles and was cheered by supporters when he cleared one dangerous Leganes forward foray for a corner," the paper wrote.

"He was lively at the other end too showing the quick feet and intelligent movement that have encouraged Madrid to pay him 3.1 million euros a season.

"On 90 minutes he was embraced by his captain Sergio Ramos. He must now wait to see if he makes the bench again for Sunday's league meeting with Betis."

Real Madrid v Leganes - Copa del Rey Round of 16

So, it sounds like Diaz made a pretty solid start to life in Spain. In fact, it wasn't just the Mail who were impressed with his performance - as captain Ramos had some words for him after the game.


"Sergio Ramos has congratulated me and told me to continue like this, and that I will have many minutes," Diaz revealed after the win, per Goal.

"He is a top player and playing with him is to enjoy the moment and this dream."

Real Madrid v Leganes - Copa del Rey Round of 16

Clearly, the admiration between the pair goes both ways and Madrid boss Solari will now hope that his team can push on heading into the business end of the season. 

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