Aston Villa have started the season in promising fashion with back-to-back victories in a manner which suggests another promotion push is on the cards this season, and the signing of a fantastic talent from the Premier League champions would only serve to reinforce that notion.
Despite plenty of negative press which surrounded Aston Villa this summer in relation to their intense financial problems and the cloud of uncertainty which loomed over Jack Grealish’s future, Steve Bruce’s side have got off to a flying start.
However, the Villa squad is hardly stacked with plenty of creative attacking players, so they should be in the market for fresh talent before the window slams shut at the end of August.
And if a recent report from Goal is anything to go by, they would be wise to test the water with an audacious loan bid for Brahim Diaz in the coming weeks.
According to the report, Diaz is far from keen on the idea of embarking on a loan move this summer, but Manchester City believe a temporary move would be in the best interests of his development.
With the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva and even his fellow academy product Phil Foden all competing for places in the starting eleven, it seems extremely unlikely that he will be anything more than a bit-part player this season, so he could yet change his mind before the loan window shuts.
And City’s eagerness to offload Diaz on loan could well play a pivotal role in his decision, especially if the senior squad remains relatively injury free in the opening weeks of the season.
Diaz’s ability to collect the ball in tight spaces and use his quick-feet to dribble past defenders with complete ease is a quality which very few Championship players can demonstrate, so there’s no doubt he would make a huge difference to Villa’s promotion push.
If Bruce feels he can offer Diaz regular game time in either a number ten or wide role this season then there’s absolutely no reason why he shouldn’t tempt the 19-year-old wonderkid to the club with the promise of first-team football whilst City remain open to the idea of letting him leave on loan.
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