Yesterday, Mariano Diaz came off the bench and scored in the El Clasico, securing a 2-0 win for Real Madrid. In the summer, however, he could have left the Bernabeu side, requested by multiple big clubs.
According to Fabrizio Romano in his latest piece for Calciomercato.com, the player pushed to stay at the club despite heavy interest from the likes of Monaco and Roma. In addition to them, Milan also made an attempt in January.
During the direct dialogues with Real Madrid over Theo Hernandez, in fact, the Rossoneri directors proposed a one-year loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. However, Real Madrid refused the offer.
They said yes to the sale, as the reporter continues, but only on a permanent basis. That is exactly what Milan did with Hernandez. For the striker, though, the outcome wasn’t the same as Andre Silva’s collapsed move to Monaco blocked everything.