Ex-Man City star Brahim Diaz set to switch international allegiance despite scoring on Spain debut


FORMER Manchester City star Brahim Diaz has decided to ditch Spain and switch his international allegiance to Morocco.

The 23-year-old AC Milan attacker represented La Roja from the Under-17s to the U21s.

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Then, after a number of drop-outs due to positive Covid tests, he received a call-up to the senior squad in June 2021 for a friendly with Lithuania.

Diaz marked his senior debut by scoring Spain’s second goal in the 4-0 win.

He has yet to feature for them since and qualifies for Morocco through his parents, who were born there.

Diaz resisted the urge to switch his allegiance to them before the World Cup last year, where the African nation reached the semi-finals.

However, journalist Lino Bacco claims he has now opted to continue his international career with Morocco, which he is able to do due to not playing competitively for Spain.

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And he added that “he will be with the squad when they next meet in March”.

Diaz first played professional football for Man City as he made five Premier League appearances for the club between 2016 and 2019.

City signed the winger from LaLiga side Malaga when he was only 16.


Despite his lack of consistent minutes, he had done enough to impress Real Madrid, as the Champions League holders splashed over £15million to bring him to the Spanish capital.

But after one season, 15 league appearances, and one goal, Diaz was shipped out on loan to Serie A, where has finally cemented himself in the AC Milan squad.

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He has played 71 times in the Italian league and helped the club to the title last season.

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