Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diaz Bids Farewell Ahead of Transfer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diaz Bids Farewell Ahead of Transfer

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BRAHIM Diaz's has issued a farewell message after the Spanish youngster completed his transfer to Real Madrid.

The teenager joined Madrid in a deal worth up to £22m having ignored Pep Guardiola's pleas to remain at the Etihad.

Brahim took to social media last night with the following message to City: "I was only a kid when I first came to England.

"They showed me the training ground at Platt Lane, I was told about the long term plans for the club and that day I trained as a Manchester City player for the first time in my life.

"I arrived to the city with my parents, Sufiel and Patricia, and my three sisters: Zaira, Idaira and Dunia.

"The fourth, Irina, was born a few months later. We couldn't speak any English in my family.

"But language is not a problem in football. …

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