Real Madrid (Spain) forward Mariano Diaz, 29, is leaving the club at the end of the season. Already labeled as “out of form” since last season, he has now been labeled as “troublesome,” and his departure is confirmed when his contract expires next month.
“Díaz will leave Real Madrid in the 토토사이트 coming weeks as he becomes a free agent next month,” European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano reported on Sunday (April 27), adding that the player “will review his options to find his next club.”
Mariano’s departure this summer was a foregone conclusion. He had already fallen out of favor with Carlo Ancelotti’s (63, Italy) plans last season, making just 11 appearances (one goal) in all competitions, and was handed a ‘release’ notice during last summer’s transfer window.
However, without the form he had shown in recent years and with a number of reports suggesting he had lost a lot of form, Mariano struggled to find a new club and eventually stayed. However, as he was already labeled as ‘out of form’, he only made 11 official appearances this season. His average playing time was further reduced to 14.1 minutes, with no offensive points.
Ultimately, Mariano was not offered a new contract when his contract expired on June 30, and the mood was set for him to leave at the end of the season. The chances of him staying were close to zero, especially with Real Madrid planning a major squad overhaul in the upcoming summer transfer window, and as expected, he is set to part ways after five years.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Mariano is attracting interest from multiple clubs as he is not subject to a transfer fee. Valencia, Getafe, and Rayo Vallecano (all in Spain) are the most likely candidates, while Wolverhampton Wanderers (England) could also be in the mix.
Mariano came up through the Real Madrid youth ranks since 2011 and was considered a promising talent at the time, making his professional debut in 2016. However, he was unable to compete for a starting spot due to the abundance of quality strikers and left for Olympique Lyonnais (France) in the summer of 2017, only to return the following year. However, he is once again on the verge of a bitter end. In 84 career games, he has scored 12 goals and provided three assists.