Wolves will reportedly go back in for Mariano Diaz this summer.
SPORT have reported that the striker is leaving Real Madrid, and he already has plenty of interest in him.
The 29-year-old has barely featured this season.
He has made just 11 appearances, for a total of just 155 minutes.
He has been firmly stuck behind Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu, and just hasn’t been able to convince Carlo Ancelotti of his worth.
Mariano will now be signing a new deal, and leave the club on a free.
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Despite his lack on minutes, Mariano does appear to be short of suitors.
SPORT are claiming that Sevilla, Valencia, Getafe and Rayo Vallecano are all taking a look at him ahead of the summer window opening.
It is then added that Wolves are set to make an approach for the star.
Mariano is a player Julen Lopetegui knows having worked with him at Real.
It is possible the Molineux head coach will want to reunite with him. And this is now a move that could appeal move to Wolves.
In the last week, it has been reported that the club have financial issues. This summer, player sales will be needed in order to balance the books for FFP.
Potentially, Wolves’ transfer budget will be affected and so, some players who will become free agents this summer could be on the agenda.
Mariano’s agent recently stated that his client had possibilities to go to the Premier League, the Bundesliga or Serie A. He said that they have had contact with other clubs.
Mariano would be a risk for Wolves even on a free
This is one to watch because of the talk around Wolves’ apparent FFP issues.
Free signings could well be on the agenda at Molineux this summer.
But that does not mean Mariano wouldn’t be a risky signing.
The star has played very little football over the last five years of his career since he return to Real Madrid.
He’s made just 73 appearances since re-signing from Lyon. And most of those have been substitute appearances. It’s not a good return – some players will make that amount of appearances in just two seasons.
Obviously given that lack of time on the pitch, Mariano has not been able to score many goals.
Wolves need to be bringing in a proven goalscorer this summer. Mariano did well at Lyon but that was a while ago now so perhaps this would be too much of a risk.