With 11 goals in 62 games for Real Madrid’s first-team, Mariano Diaz has never really managed to break through at the La Liga giants.

He was even sold to Lyon, but a good season with the French club saw him immediately bought back thanks to a €22m clause, only for him to wallow in the depths of rotation, hardly used by Zinedine Zidane over the past few years.

That’s why an exit is more than likely this summer, especially as Real Madrid look for funds to finance a deal for Kylian Mbappé, which is where Newcastle United come in.

The Magpies heavily relied on Callum Wilson for goals last season, whose 12 goals were far superior than Joelinton’s and Dwight Gayle’s combination of five.

Should something happen to the Englishman, there would be a need for someone more prolific, and that person could be Mariano Diaz.

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We say this because Jeunes Footeux in France are claiming that Mariano Diaz has been offered to Newcastle United, as Real Madrid go looking for money..

The website state the Magpies are ‘studying the possibility of bringing’ Mariano Diaz to St James’ Park after being ‘offered’ his services.

Newcastle are said to be ‘visibly interested without making him a priority’, meaning they will keep this to one side should their other avenues run out.

Something to keep in mind as we enter the final month of the transfer window.