O Jogo: Mariano Diaz wanted by Benfica on loan until the end of 2019/20 season
- The Portuguese club are willing to offer the striker valuable playing time.
- Real Madrid are open to the proposition with only one condition in mind.
- Benfica would have to pay Mariano a part of his Madrid salary, which is more than €4m per year.
According to O Jogo, Mariano Diaz is a subject of interest for Benfica. The Portuguese side have just sold Raul de Tomas to Espanyol and are now looking for a new striker. The same report says that Real Madrid are ready to accept the deal.
With one condition. Benfica would have to pay the striker precisely half of his usual salary at the Casa Blanca. Seeing how those kinds of clubs are not known for their wealth, the deal could fall through simply because of that.
Another scenario is Mariano agreeing to a lower salary, of course. But when you think about it, who would do such a thing? Also, it does not look like Mariano has any desire to leave the Bernabeu.
Even it means sitting out the remainder of the season on the bench. Or even worse, in the stands.
Maybe Mariano should agree and play at Benfica for a while?