Real Madrid need an injection of fresh faces in their squad and are contemplating whether they should call back a loaned out superstar.
Real Madrid did not bring in a single player this summer and the only addition to their squad was Martin Odegaard, who returned from his loan spell at Real Sociedad. Despite not making new signings, the Whites did allow some players to depart including Brahim Diaz, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Sergio Reguilon.
Apart from the Welshman, it is fair to say that Zinedine Zidane has been wrong in his judgment of the rest, even more so when one sees players like Isco and Marcelo, who were preferred by the Frenchman. A few weeks ago, it was even reported that the coach was questioned by the club over his decision-making.
With that said, it now looks like the club will take some matters into its own hands and give Zidane lesser leeway. Brahim Diaz is among the players the club will call back from loan, according to reports. The 21-year-old has been sent to AC Milan after he failed to impress his manager, playing just one hour in La Liga last season.
Brahim has been terrific with the Rossoneri, having scored and assisted once each in five league appearances in Italy. His statistics are better in the Europa League, where he has scored twice in three appearances. Given that the departure of Isco looks very likely in 2021, he would be more than welcome to return to the club.
Even the player seems interested in returning to Real Madrid, but he will have one demand and that is to play more often than he did in his season and a half at the Santiago Bernabeu. Milan are already pondering over permanently buying him, but whether they have an option in the loan deal to do so is not known.
Los Blancos are expected to land Eduardo Camavinga and Kylian Mbappe next summer, so with Isco potentially sold, they may not be in a position to spend more to bring in a replacement for him. Brahim has performed solidly when handed minutes and there is no reason why Zidane must overlook him after good shows with Milan.