Mariano Díaz will depart Real Madrid after spending a total of 11 years there. Since enrolling in the youth program in 2011, the Dominican player has spent the most of his career with Real Madrid. Mariano starting against Getafe on Saturday is “very likely,” and it might be his final start for Real Madrid, according to Diario AS.
Mariano Diaz won a spot on the first squad following a successful camp with the team in the USA, where the Dominican scored a outstanding goal against Chelsea. Despite having Álvaro Morata and Karim Benzema in the starting ahead of the Dominican, Mariano Díaz made his debut with Zinedine Zidane and made an excellent contribution off the bench for the remainder of the season.
Mariano Díaz shifted to the French club Olympique Lyonnais in the summer of 2018. There, the Dominican had a fantastic season, scoring 21 goals in 45 games. Julen Lopetegui later re-signed him for €30 million plus €3m in potential bonuses. This since he needed a player to step in for Cristiano Ronaldo shock departure that summer. Additionally, Real Madrid assigned the illustrious number seven to the Dominican footballer. Mariano Diaz couldn’t have begun his campaign any better.
He scored a spectacular goal from outside the box against AS Roma shortly after entering the game, but Real Madrid never again saw the player they re-signed, until he came on the 89th minute against Barcelona and scored the second goal.
The Dominican participation has remained a residue this season and hasn’t changed at all from seasons before. In 10 games, he has logged 126 minutes of action, but no goals nor assists.
Mariano Díaz has played for Real Madrid in 83 games over the past five years, totaling 2,190 minutes and 12 goals and 3 assists, this according to Transfermarkt.
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