Manchester City prospect Brahim Diaz believes he will be given every chance to make his mark on the first-team thanks to the club’s state of the art facilities.
Diaz, who was already hailed as ‘the next Messi’ when he moved to City from Malaga in 2013, caught the eye with a fine performance and scored a delightful chip in Patrick Vieira’s final game in charge of the Young Blues on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old is said to have turned down Barcelona to move to Manchester, and he feels he has a great chance of playing in the City first team in the future.
“The facilities are really good, I think we’ve got the best academy in the world,” he said.
“We’ve got the first team near to us, the Under-21s, everything is near to you. The facilities are really good. The support is fantastic.
“We can play with the first team. We can do everything here, the facilities are really, really good. It’s really good for us because it will help us to make our debut in the first team really easily.”
Brahim was barely a teenager when he made the move to the north west of England, but he has been blown away by the support shown to both him and his family by the club.
“I feel really good, the guys here are really friendly. When I came, I didn’t know how to speak English, I know a little bit now, not too much,” he said.
“It’s really friendly, they help me with everything, when I don’t know how to speak, they helped me with everything to do with the family, to get the house, to my sister, the schools, the education, everything is easy here because it’s really friendly.