It is now official, the Dominican striker Mariano Diaz leaves Olympique Lyonnais to find his former club, Real Madrid.
It was in the pipes. Real Madrid, looking for an attacker to replace Benzema at the center forward position, wanted at all costs to repatriate his ex player Mariano Diaz. It's now official. The club Rhodanien announced Wednesday, via his Twitter account, to have reached an agreement with the Merengues for the transfer of the Hispanic-Dominican 23 years.
However, the club of the Spanish capital did not find much difficulty in its negotiations with the OL since it already had a priority of redemption in the contract of Mariano Diaz, which it decided to activate . Sold for a sum of 8 million euros last year, the Real had to pay the triple of this amount, or 24 million euros, to retake the player trained in Castilla.
Olympique Lyonnais informs of an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Mariano Diaz. https://t.co/SzLosSO9TS
– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) August 29, 2018
For its part, Olympique Lyonnais must also congratulate itself for having realized a capital gain of 16 million in the space of one year. That said, the Gones have lost one of his most prolific strikers and will have to look for an attacker to make up for this important start. At D-2 of the closing of the transfer market in France, the Lyonnais would set their sights on the center-forward of Celtic Glagow, Moussa Dembele.