Tottenham handed the chance to sign Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz
The 27-year-old Dominican Republic international came through the youth ranks at CF Badalona before moving to the Real Madrid youth setup in 2011. The forward made his senior debut for the club in 2016 but left the next year in search of regular first-team opportunities.
Having joined Olympique Lyon, Diaz enjoyed a prolific season in France, forcing Real Madrid to sign him back in 2018. However, since returning the striker has once again struggled to make a mark and finds himself down the pecking order at the club.
In total, Diaz has featured 42 times for the Spanish capital club, scoring 11 goals in the process while managing a couple of assists as well. (h/t Transfermarkt)
Diaz has played just 14 minutes of football this season and it is being claimed that Real Madrid are now ready to let the 27-year-old forward leave on loan in the January transfer window. (h/t Football.london)
Further, the report tips Tottenham to make a move for the Dominican Republic international, with manager Jose Mourinho understood to be keen on bolstering his attack.
We did strengthen the centre-forward department with the signing of Carlos Vinicius on loan from SL Benfica. However, the Brazilian is yet to properly adapt to his new surroundings and is being eased into things by Jose. (h/t Football.london)
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Adding another centre-forward to the ranks wouldn’t be the worst idea considering how tightly-packed the schedule is. And Diaz may not be the biggest of the names but has fared well when given the chances. A loan deal would mean we wouldn’t stand to lose much from such an operation either.