Real Madrid Re-Sign Mariano Diaz From Lyon

European champions Real Madrid have sealed the signing of Dominican Republic striker Mariano Diaz from French Ligue 1 giants Olympique Lyon.

The 25-year-old had earlier made a move from Real Madrid to Lyon in a €8m deal last summer.

Mariano Rejoins the Los Merengues after spending just one season in France, where he scored 18 goals in 37 league matches.

He has signed a five-year contract at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu after both sides agreed a deal worth €30m (£27m/$35m).

His signing is the first attacking transfer made by the club since the sale of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a deal worth €100m earlier this summer.

Mariano would be presented by the club on Friday.

While speaking to reporters about Mariano on Wednesday, Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas said: “Mariano told us that he absolutely wanted to leave, the offer from Sevilla arrived without being solicited.”

“Keeping a player against his will is a bad preparation for a healthy season.

“With Sevilla, we found an agreement but then Real Madrid came and had an option to buy. We did not think they were going to use it, but they did it yesterday morning.” He concluded.