Zinedine Zidane set to wield Real Madrid axe by offloading Mariano Diaz or Brahim Diaz in January as Benfica, Espanyol and Leganes line up bids
- Real Madrid will sell one off or both Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz this month
- Both players have struggled for playing time this season but are keen to stay
- Espanyol and Benfica are interested in Mariano and are set to submit offers
Both players have struggled for playing time this season and are unlikely to feature regularly between now and the end of the season.
According to Diario AS, Madrid could face resistance from both players, though, with the pair keen to stay and fight for their places at the Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane is set to wield the axe at Real Madrid and sell Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz
Espanyol, Benfica and Leganes are all keen on Mariano, who has made just 4 appearances
Brahim Diaz has also barely featured, with just 40 minutes under his belt across four games
However, there is interest in Mariano from Espanyol, Benfica and Leganes, and the trio are likely to submit offers in the coming weeks.
The striker, 26, has made just two appearances this season, both of which came in the recent Spanish Supercopa.
Brahim hasn’t fared much better, with the midfielder featuring for just 40 minutes across four games, though that hasn’t put off Getafe, who have registered their interest.
Karim Benzema and Luka Modric have resumed training after recovering from injury
Madrid have been boosted by the return from injury of Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic, who have resumed training with the first team this week.
Zidane’s side are currently second in La Liga but are level on points with leaders Real Madrid and face Sevilla on Saturday.