Mariano Diaz is said to have communicated his wish to leave Real Madrid this summer, and La Liga rivals Getafe have indicated an interest in acquiring his services
Mariano Diaz, a striker for Real Madrid who is now out of favour with the club’s coaching staff, is reportedly the subject of attention from fellow La Liga club Getafe and has expressed a desire to leave the club this summer.
After leaving Real Madrid for Olympique Lyon in the summer of 2017, Mariano Diaz returned to the Santiago Bernabeu a year later after having a successful season in France. After Cristiano Ronaldo had left the club, albeit temporarily, the striker was given the renowned No. 7 shirt.
Mariano’s second spell at Real Madrid, on the other hand, has mostly consisted of him sitting on the bench and making a few cameo appearances here and there. This was the situation during the previous season as well, with the 28-year-old only appearing 11 times across all competitions, during which he scored and assisted on a goal each time.
Mariano has little chance of breaking into the starting lineup as Karim Benzema is putting together one of the greatest stretches of his professional career. Real Madrid is planning to deploy Borja Mayoral and Juanmi Latasa as backups for Karim Benzema for the next season. As a result, Real Madrid is open to the possibility of unloading him and Luka Jovic this summer.
Mariano, on the other hand, had exhibited signs of unwillingness to leave and intended to stay at Real Madrid until the end of his contract, which is set to expire in 2023. On the other hand, the player has recently changed his mind and has chosen to leave the team to find a new one that will provide him with more opportunities to play during the forthcoming season.
Where will Mariano finally end up at?
Mariano’s agent, David Aranda, has said that the centre-forward is prepared to quit the club that now has the titles for both Spain and Europe. A transfer to Getafe, a team in the same league as Getafe, might be in the cards for the 28-year-old player.
The Azulones are looking at Mariano as a potential alternative for the next season as they search for a new striker to take the position of Enes Unal, who is anticipated to part ways with the club in the upcoming summer. The star player for Real Madrid is also drawing attention from another La Liga club, Sevilla, who is interested in signing him. Therefore, it will be intriguing to see where he ends up, but as things currently stand, it is apparent that Mariano will no longer be playing for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.