Madrid’s Mariano is close to Lyon switch

With the two clubs already negotiating, Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz is getting closer and closer to a switch to Ligue 1 side, Lyon.

Although nothing has yet been finalised, one of the options is that the French side will pay ten million euros for 60% of the player’s rights. Madrid wanted 15m and a buyback option.

With this other route, the club banks less money but almost half of the rights of the player are still in their hands.

Relations between Florentino Perez and Lyon president, Jean Michel Aulas, have been very good since the transfer of Karim Benzema, and Real will not put obstacles in the way of Mariano looking for more minutes at another club.

In fact, Zinedine Zidane agrees and wants Mariano to have continuity, which is why the coach agreed to his transfer.

He also believes that the player could compete for a place at Madrid in the future.

Alexandre Lacazette and is more than likely to leave Lyon, so they are looking for a centre-forward to accompany another possible signing, Bertrand Traore, for whom there is already a principle of agreement with Chelsea.

Mariano, nevertheless, has proposals from LaLiga.

Espanyol is the team who has made most effort, although Malaga are also following the Hispano-Dominican, who managed five goals in just 302 minutes, spread over 14 games during 2016/17.

Every time Zidane gave him a chance, Mariano responded.

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