Mariano Díaz was one of the major performances of the previous season. The success achieved a good first course with Olympique de Lyon and scored 21 goals: 18 in Ligue 1, two in the European League and one in the French Cup. Between the probes and rumors of signing Real Madrid Dominican's name jumped on the table, although some Spanish media quickly rejected it .. but he did not. Eg Mariano through his Twitter account stated that "Real Madrid can not be said no" in response to a publication insuring that he had refused his return to "White House" because he did not want to replace Benzema.
The great season pointed to Madrid in some way. Whites were not saved buyback options, but they have a right of priority if another club wants it and 35% of the added value of any sales.
"The truth is that I have a five-year contract here but playing in Madrid would be incredible, but then I decided to leave the club was the best option," Mariano admitted in March this year. interview with the radio program El Larguero .