One of Real Madrid’s fringe first-team stars has been offered the chance to leave Los Blancos and seal a lucrative move to title challengers in this league.
According to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser, the agents of Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz have met with Al-Rayyan in Qatar. The ace has failed to make a single appearance for Zinedine Zidane’s side so far this season.
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Cadena Ser add that a meeting was held this afternoon and it is claimed that the Qatari outfit have offered the striker an improved salary in order to encourage him to move to the Middle East.
It’s reported that the star’s agents are working to seal an exit in the January transfer window.
Mariano is currently behind superstar Karim Benzema and summer signing Luka Jovic in the club’s pecking order to lead the line.
Given that Real only play with one traditional striker, it’s unlikely that Mariano will get a chance unless one of his team-mates is injured.
The Spanish-Dominican also struggled for playing time last season. The ace made 19 appearances across all competitions, although these were largely cameo appearances.
Mariano only returned to Madrid last summer after some impressive performances for French side Lyon. According to BBC Sport, Florentino Perez’s side parted with €22m to secure his return.
Al-Rayyan are currently second in the Qatar Stars League and there’s no doubt that signing a player of Mariano’s calibre will give them the boost they need to push for the title.