Brahim Diaz returns to Real Madrid after three years on loan at AC Milan

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Brahim Diaz is returning to Real Madrid from AC Milan, the Spanish club said Saturday.

Diaz, 23, spent three seasons on loan at Milan, helping them win a Serie A title in 2022 and reach the Champions League semifinals this season.

He joined Madrid from Manchester City in 2019, but barely played in his single season in Spain's capital.

He will rejoin a squad that won Spain's Copa del Rey last season but needs to replace the loss of Karim Benzema.

Diaz is the third arrival at Madrid this month, following a deal reached with Borussia Dortmund for midfielder Jude Bellingham and the decision to buy back left back Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano.