Spanish Papers: Mariano returning to Real MadridJanuary 4, 2018
Good Morning and welcome to our round up of the Spanish Papers, where Mariano is linked with a returning to Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old left the Bernabeu to join the Ligue 1 side in August in what was a reported deal worth €8million and he has enjoyed a fruitful start to life in France, scoring 14 times in 23 appearances.
Mariano’s form has led to speculation that Madrid may activate their buy-back clause; a claim that has come after Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all continue to struggle in front of goal.
The Spaniard has now opened up about those claims in Spanish daily Marca, saying he is unsure what the future holds.
Furthermore, in Marca, Diego Costa’s return to action for Atletico Madrid last night is highlighted after the Brazilian scored, got injured and was involved in a scuffle.
Over in Catalonia, Sport look at Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona, of which they claim a deal is becoming cheaper by the day, given the Brazilian’s willingness to leave Anfield.
Ousmane Dembele’s return to action for Barca is also highlighted as the young Frenchman looks to make his return against Celta Vigo on Thursday evening in the Copa del Rey.
Finally, in Mundo Deportivo – they also follow up Sport’s news with Coutinho and Dembele mentioned.