Real Madrid Re-Sign Mariano Diaz

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Updated August 29, 2018
Lyon’s players Lucas Tousart and Mariano Diaz celebrate after their teammate French forward Nabil Fekir (unseen) scored a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Monaco (ASM), on October 13, 2017, at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, southeastern France. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP


Real Madrid said Wednesday they have re-signed striker Mariano Diaz from French side Lyon for 33 million euros ($39 million) on a five-year deal having only last summer allowed him to move to France for eight million.

Diaz, a Spain-born Dominican Republic international, is a product of the Real academy, but had looked initially set to sign for Sevilla before Real made their move having decided to exercise a buy-back option negotiated last year.

The 25-year-old was a hit in France as he scored 18 times and provided seven assists to help his side finish in the top three and gain a Champions League qualification berth.

Real said he would be presented Friday.

Under the terms of the deal, Lyon will receive 15 percent of any surplus Real make in a future deal for the player.