Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly ready to take advantage of his relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and make a move for Brahim Diaz in January.
According to a report from Defensa Central, the Spanish heavyweights are ready to allow the midfielder to leave on loan.
The former Manchester City starlet, who signed for the club for £15 million back in January (BBC Sport), has struggled to get regular game time at the Bernabeu.
So far, he has made just 15 appearances for the club and has turned out for a total of 40 minutes of pitch time in 2019/20.
It’s safe to say the move has not worked out for Diaz and apparently Ancelotti would be interested in liberating the Spaniard, albeit on a temporary basis.
The report states Madrid see the move as a win, but Diaz may take some convincing.
TBR’s view – A shrewd addition
This could be a shrewd move by the Toffees, who arguably need a bit of fresh impetus in the attacking midfield department.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has underwhelmed this season and Alex Iwobi hasn’t fared much better when asked to play as a number 10.
Diaz obviously came through the ranks at City and presumably has a good understanding of the English culture, and he does have five Premier League appearances to his name.
Perhaps under Ancelotti, Diaz could prove to be really good signing.