Ancelotti did not want Real Madrid to sign the 24-year-old in the summer transfer window

During the 2023 summer transfer window, Real Madrid completed six signings: Fran Garcia, Brahim Diaz, Jude Bellingham, Joselu Mato, Arda Guler and Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, not everyone has excelled this season.

The Englishman is certainly one of the best signings of the summer this year, while Joselu has also impressed since arriving on loan from Espanyol.

Kepa has done well since replacing the injured Thibaut Courtois, while Garcia has struggled since returning from Rayo Vallecano. At least he has only played a few minutes, which cannot be said for Brahim and Guler.

In the Turk’s case, he has yet to feature for Real Madrid, although that has been due to injury rather than being sidelined, which is exactly what Brahim has been since returning to the Spanish capital after three years in Milan. The 24-year-old has started only one match (against Las Palmas), in which he scored. In his last seven games, he has played 16 minutes.

Relevo reports that this is not much of a surprise, as coach Carlo Ancelotti did not want Diaz to be signed in the summer. The Italian looked for a different profile as a replacement for the departed Marco Asensio, but took Brahim instead.

Despite this, Ancelotti hinted that the player will play more in the coming weeks, and he will start for Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Braga.