Real Madrid first team striker has decided to leave the club this summer after Casemiro exit.
According to a rumor on Tuesday on Diario AS, Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz would be willing to leave the club and join another LaLiga squad this summer.
After the departure of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, Real Madrid are expected to lose another player this summer as Mariano is weighing up a move away from the club.
Casemiro made a shock move to Manchester United this summer and the fans are unhappy with his departure. He is a key squad player and he did extremely well for the club.
Mariano could follow his footsteps in the coming days as he is expected to join a La Liga side this summer. Though Mariano is not a starter at Real Madrid, but losing him this summer means Real Madrid need a perfect replacement.
Eden Hazard, who is regarded as a back-up for Karim Benzema prefers to play from the flank.
According to the same report, if Mariano were to receive an offer this year, things would be different from the past years when he had attention from other clubs but decided to remain in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid and coach Carlo Ancelotti have made it obvious that Mariano is a player they can do without. It has been a goal for the club to get his contract off the books because he earns close to €6 million year and will simply not be utilised under any circumstances.
Over the past several months, Mariano has drawn interest from teams like Celta Vigo, Getafe, Sevilla, Espanyol, or Rayo, but it’s unclear whether that interest still exists or whether those teams will give the striker the deal he wants.
Real Madrid will have to release Mariano without receiving any transfer compensation in any case, so they will be praying that he accepts any offer before the summer transfer window closes.