Brahim Diaz beamed as he kissed the badge during his unveiling at Real Madrid on Monday afternoon after sealing a €17 million move from Manchester City.
The promising 19-year-old, who has put pen to paper on a six-and-a-half-year deal at the Bernabeu, played just 414 minutes of senior football for City having moved there from Malaga back in 2013 at the age of 14.
“This is the most important day in my life,” Diaz told reporters on Monday.
“I have joined the club which I have dreamed of playing at since I was a child,” he added.
“When I decided it was time to leave Manchester City I only considered three options: the first was joining Real Madrid, the second was playing at Real Madrid and the third and last was playing at Real Madrid. I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”
Madrid president Perez praised the youngster and said his enthusiasm to join the European champions will help him succeed.
‘This player has a special talent. He has quality, magic and dreams of succeeding at this club. He chose it above others and that energy will help (him).’