Mariano rejects Alaves loan move

Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has rejected the chance of a late loan move to Alaves, according to reports in the Spanish media.

Radio Marca state the Dominican Republic international rejected the chance to sign for Asier Garitano’s side, who currently sit 12 in La Liga, despite Madrid willing to sanction the move.

The report goes on to state he is happy with his current role at the Bernabeu and he is happy to provide competition upfront alongside strikers Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata.

Mariano has netted five goals in nine appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, although four of those came in the Copa del Rey thrashing of lower league side Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.

His only La Liga goal for the club to date was the equaliser in December’s 3-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

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