Pochettino requests Spurs go all-out for £30m Real Madrid forward

Oli Fisher
Enzo (r): Celebrates his first goal for Real Madrid

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has requested that the club sign striker Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid, a report claims.

Speculation in the Italian press on Wednesday suggested that AC Milan had met with Real over a possible deal for Diaz and the Liverpool-linked Dani Ceballos.

Diaz joined Real’s system in 2012 and eventually moved to Lyon in 2017, before Los Blancos activated a buy-back and signed him to a five-year deal last summer.

The forward made just 13 appearances in LaLiga last term, scoring three times, but he is attracting the interest of Spurs boss Pochettino if the latest reports from Spain are to be believed.

El Chiringuito, as reported by Diario Gol, believe that Tottenham are weighing up a move for Diaz as they look to replace the departing Fernando Llorente.

The Spaniard’s exit means that a new deputy to Harry Kane is needed, and Diaz could potentially be tempted by the idea of more playing time in north London.

Mariano cost Real £29.7million (€35m) last summer and will almost certainly be behind Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic in the pecking order next season.


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