Leeds United are reportedly eyeing a summer swoop for Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz. The Whites are said to be willing to meet the player’s financial demands of £3.98m per year, which could see him become one of the highest-paid players in Yorkshire. Diaz has won 11 major honours with Madrid, but he has made just 82 appearances for the club across two spells, contributing to only 15 goals. The 29-year-old’s only eye-catching campaign came with Lyon, where he scored 18 Ligue 1 goals during the 2017/18 season. Despite his lack of playing time at the Bernabeu, Leeds could be willing to take a gamble on him. If they manage to avoid relegation, Diaz could potentially join the side as a replacement for Patrick Bamford. Only time will tell if this transfer will come to fruition, but Leeds fans will likely be thrilled at the prospect of bolstering their attacking options with a player of Diaz’s calibre.