Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a possible move for Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz in recent days (AS).
Diaz managed just four goals in twenty-two appearances in all competitions for Madrid last season (transfermarkt) and was unable to rekindle the goalscoring form whilst on loan at Lyon during the 2017/18 campaign when he netted 21 times in 45 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit.
The Mirror are now reporting that Diaz has been offered to North London rivals Arsenal by Madrid in a cut-price £18 million deal.
Diaz has four years left to run on his contract with the Spanish giants but is deemed surplus to requirements under manager Zinedine Zidane.
The report suggests that Diaz was linked to Tottenham but Mauricio Pochettino’s side now have ‘other priorities’ whilst not going into detail of where Spurs are focusing their attention.
With Fernando Llorente’s future at the club still shrouded in mystery, there is no doubt that we still need to recruit another striker who can act as a back-up to Harry Kane.
While Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura can also help put the ball in the back of the net, we miss alternative options if Kane is out injured.
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