Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Pérez meet this week to speak about the transfer market and plan the next season. There will be several names on the table and Mariano Díaz will be one of them. The Dominican Republic striker will be sold this summer but the player and the club needs to find the right team.
Mariano Díaz has several offers from different Spanish teams. However, Real Madrid set a high price for the striker, around €15M, and many La Liga club cannot afford this transfer fee. For this reason, the forward may need to find another club outside Spain and he has an option to go to France.
“Many clubs want him and he’s in the stage of looking for a club, from outside or inside. When the players go on loan or are sold, they go wherever they want”, Florentino Pérez said about the issue.
According to the website Fichajes.com, Mariano Díaz could leave Madrid to go to Lyon. Olympique Lyon would like Mariano to replace Alexander Lacazette, the great French striker who should leave the club this summer if a good offer arrive. Therefore, the French club would have money to undertake the signing of Mariano Díaz.
Real Madrid want to follow with Mariano the same strategy done with Álvaro Morata. Then, the club will sell Mariano with a buy-back clause, instead of giving him on loan. If the striker plays well and shows his quality, Real Madrid can buy him again and give him the opportunity to play with Los Blancos.
Mariano Díaz only played 13 games this season, scoring 5 goals, including a hat-trick in Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa. His most important goal, perhaps, was the one scored against Deportivo La Coruña at home, when the team was losing 1-2. Hopefully, with his new club, Mariano will have the opportunity to shine and show his skills.