Real Madrid Winger Is On Granada’s Radar This Summer: Should Zidane Let Him Leave On Loan?

Real Madrid winger Brahim Diaz is on Granada's radar (Brahim Diaz is in action in the picture)
Brahim Diaz of Real Madrid CF runs with the ball during the La Liga match between RCD Mallorca and Real Madrid CF at Iberostar Estadi on October 19, 2019 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

El Ideal (subscription required) has recently reported that Real Madrid winger Brahim Diaz is on Granada’s radar as they are eyeing a loan move for him this summer. It is understood that Los Blancos are willing to sanction his departure on loan but has not agreed to any offers that have come in for the player so far (via El Ideal).

Diaz’s Mounting Frustrations At The Spanish Capital

The Malaga-born prospect endured a frustrating season at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he failed to earn regular first-team chances under the stewardship of Zinedine Zidane. He only made ten appearances for the Madrid outfit in the previous campaign, registering one goal and one assist in multiple competitions.

The lack of game time has hampered his development at the Spanish capital over the past 12 months. With the likes of Eden Hazard, Isco, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior all being preferred ahead of him recently, it doesn’t bode well for the youngster to stay and fight for his place in Zidane’s squad next season.

Maybe a loan move to Granada could give him the ideal platform to experience regular top-flight football before he hopefully returns to Madrid as a better version of himself next summer. The 21-year-old has represented Spain at various youth ranks but is still waiting to get his first senior call-up at the international stage.

Real Madrid winger Brahim Diaz is on Granada's radar (Brahim Diaz is seen in the photo)
Brahim Diaz of Real Madrid CF controls the ball during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Real Madrid CF at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on April 25, 2019 in Getafe, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

What Does The Spanish Wide Player Offer On The Field?

Diaz is an exciting dribbler when he is running with the ball out on the wide areas. He is proficient at losing his marker in the final third and can use his pace and agility to get to the by-line so that he can whip in some inviting crosses into the danger area. The Spanish starlet is highly versatile as he can operate on either flank but needs to add more goals and assists to his game if he wants to become a household name in La Liga someday. For now, all Diaz has to do is concentrate on improving himself with each year so that he can prove his worth at the top level.

Should Zidane Let Diaz Leave On Loan This Summer?

Zidane currently has plenty of attacking options in his squad. Therefore, the French tactician can afford to let Diaz leave on loan before the start of the new campaign. However, Los Blancos should consider whether to send him out to a foreign league or let him stay and experience top-flight football in Spain week in week out.

Either way, a season-long loan move would benefit the player immensely in his fight to stay active at the highest level. At 21, Diaz still has plenty of time to develop himself into a top-class winger as the champions of Spain hope to reap the rewards of his incredible potential in the long-run.

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