Transfer Market: Guardiola: Real Madrid is not a bad step for Brahim to take
Transfer Market Not disappointed with the player’s departure
The 19-year-old was officially presented by Los Blancos on Monday and is set to be included in Santiago Solari‘s squad list for the upcoming Copa del Rey game against Leganes.
“We did with Brahim everything that we did with Phil [Foden] and Jadon [Sancho] – the only one who has decided to stay is Phil,” said the former Barcelona coach.
“Real Madrid is not a bad step, and I wish him all the best.
“I am not disappointed that he has left and I do not want a player who wants to leave at the club.
“If his intention is to leave, we will not hold him back.
“I hope he gets the minutes there that he hasn’t had here.”
Guardiola also explained how difficult it is for young players to feature at the elite European clubs.
“Young people win opportunities on the field, but you have to look at the big clubs and how many young players they have in their first squad,” he added.
“Players at the age of 16 or 17 years old want a position in the first team where they will play 40 games, but this is very difficult.
“Look at David Silva; he had to go on loan to become member of the first team [early in his career as he went to Eibar and Celta Vigo].
“What we want and what we offer them is the chance to train with us and to earn the opportunity.”
Brahim trained with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning.