According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid will not hesitate to sell Mariano Diaz to West Ham.
And Hammers boss David Moyes should not think twice about bringing the Dominican hitman to the London Stadium.
The 27-year-old Los Blancos ace has everything we need.
It is clear that David Moyes will not veer from his 3-4-3 system anytime soon.
The new found formation relies upon the centre-forward working the channels and putting in a real shift.
Michail Antonio has excelled in the role this season. Unfortunately for West Ham, however, the powerful 30-year-old attacker suffered an injury three weeks ago.
Sebastien Haller has filled in since then, but the 26-year-old has completely different qualities to his teammate. The lone striker role does not suit Haller whatsoever.
If Moyes is to persist with the 3-4-3 or 5-4-1 system, he needs to bring in like for like competition for Antonio.
Striker shone during Lyon spell
And Real Madrid ace Mariano would be absolutely perfect. The 27-year-old excelled in the lone striker role during the one season he spent with Lyon, when he racked up 21 goals for the Ligue 1 outfit.
He possesses a tremendous work ethic, is a willing runner and is strong in the challenge as well as in the air.
Sure, he has struggled since making his £23 million (The Sun) return to the Santiago Bernabeu. The striker has hardly been given a fair chance to impress, however.
Mariano has played just nine games for Madrid since the start of the 2019/20 campaign. He clearly doesn’t have much of a future under Zinedine Zidane. Mundo Deportivo claims that Real Madrid will not hesitate to sell the 27-year-old to West Ham.
David Moyes just needs to make it happen. Perhaps signing the Madrid ace on loan in January with an option to buy would be the sensible option for the Hammers. Just in case Mariano struggles to adapt to the intense nature of the Premier League.
He is clearly a top talent. Highly regarded Spanish football website AS labelled Mariano as Spain’s most lethal striker back in 2016.
The Dominican is just what we need. Whether the West Ham board will see it that way, however, remains to be seen.