MANCHESTER CITY reportedly insisted on an ‘anti-Man United’ clause as part of Brahim Diaz’s transfer to Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old was highly-rated at the Etihad but grew frustrated after only getting 15 appearances during his two-and-a-half years at the club.
That forced City to cash-in on the Spaniard forward in January 2019 just six months before he could exit for nothing.
Madrid splashed out £15.5million for Diaz, who is now on-loan in Italy with AC Milan.
However, City did ensure that there was no chance of their ex-starlet going straight on to their neighbours.
Reports claim Etihad chiefs included a remarkable 'anti-Man United clause’ in the agreement to take him to Bernabeu.
That clause stated that Madrid would be liable to pay a 40 per cent sell-on fee if they were to let Diaz move to 'another Manchester club.'
Diaz featured just 21 times for Madrid in just over two years before he headed to Serie A and Milan last summer for a 12-month loan.
He has impressed so far as he helps Milan battle for both success in Serie A and Europe.
And last night he started against United at Old Trafford as the two clubs battled to a 1-1 draw in their Europa League last-16 first-leg clash.
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Both City and Madrid representatives will have been watching on with keen interest.
It remains to be seen whether the ace will turn his switch to Milan into a permanent one come the end of the season.
He is still under contract with Madrid until 2025.
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