Real Madrid have reportedly told Brahim Diaz that he can leave the club less than a year after his move from Manchester City.
The 20-year-old quit Pep Guardiola’s side to join Los Blancos in a six-year-contract on a deal worth £22million back in January.
But his time at the Bernabeu has been hampered by injuries and he missed the majority of Madrid’s pre-season with a hamstring problem.
Diaz then suffered a fresh setback in late August and has since struggled to impose himself on Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Real are making plans to offload their fringe players and Diaz has been informed that he is free to leave the club in search of first-team football, according to AS.
The La Liga giants have been told they will only land Spurs wantaway Christian Eriksen if they flog the deadwood at the Bernabeu.
The Dane’s contract expires at the end of the season and unless Mauricio Pochettino sells him in January, he will leave for nothing next summer.
Diaz has only featured in 12 games for Madrid since his return to his native Spain, scoring just once and assisting twice.
His only minutes so far this season came as a late substitute during the shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Real Mallorca.
Isco and Mariano Diaz have been listed as other out-of-favour stars who may be moved on in the New Year, with the former rumoured to be used as a makeweight for Eriksen’s arrival.
The Spaniard has made just two league starts this season and is concerned that his lack of first-team football could impact his role at Euro 2020.
Both Manchester City and Arsenal have been linked with moves for the playmaker in the past and AS further write that a loan move is the most likely option with a view to a Premier League switch.