Ligue 1 club Lyon have denied that there is a buy-back clause in striker Mariano Diaz’s contract amid speculation that he could return to Real Madrid, according to Marca.
Mariano Diaz has excelled for Lyon since joining from Real Madrid in the summer, scoring seven goals in nine league matches to fill the void left by Alexandre Lacazette who joined Arsenal.
Real Madrid decided against signing a striker in the summer despite offloading Diaz to Lyon and Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.
The question of whether Madrid can get Mariano back has become more pressing of late. First of all, Real Madrid are having a really difficult time scoring goals
When asked by Onda Cero and Radio MARCA whether his contract contained a buy-back clause, Mariano emphasized that he was unaware whether any such clause existed.
However, the higher-ups at Olympique Lyon recently released an official statement declaring that Mariano Diaz’ contract does not include a buy-back clause. That’s bad news for Madrid.