Mariano Diaz is about to put an end to his stage as a player of the real Madrid. His return to ‘home’ in the summer of 2018, after his time at Lyon, has not been as satisfactory as he expected. Throughout five years, he has played just 70 games, scoring seven goals and accumulating a total of 2,067 minutes. A very scant baggage for a striker who returned to Madrid after an outstanding season in France.
His performance at Lyon was impressive: 45 games played, 21 goals scored, and seven assists. These figures made him a coveted player, arousing the interest of several teams, including Sevilla. However, Real Madrid exercised its preferential right and got it back.
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Mariano wants to end his time at Madrid with a goal, if he is given the opportunity to say goodbye on the pitch for the remainder of the season. But his mind is already focused on vindicating himself and enjoying football again every weekend. Various offers begin to arrive at his table: European teams in continental competitions, clubs from exotic leagues and other Spaniards. His priority is to find an exciting project in the Spanish League.
In the last weeks, Seville, Valencia, Getafe and Rayo Vallecano, among others, have tried to tempt him with their proposals. But the striker’s response has always been the same: “I want to continue at Madrid.” Despite losing his emblematic number 7 to Hazard and the few opportunities he has had under the four coaches who have worked at the club, Mariano has remained firm in his dream of being a Real Madrid player.
Now, that stage is about to end, and both he and his entourage are working to find a new destination where he can shine again. Mariano longs to find a team that gives him the confidence and opportunities that he has not had at Madrid.