Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has joined Ligue 1 side Lyon, becoming their fourth signing of the summer transfer window.
The club announced the news via Twitter.
The 23-year-old Dominican Republic international had been a fringe player for Real for some time, earning most of his minutes with the B team. He flashed his talent in the Copa del Rey win over Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa last season, scoring a hat-trick in the second leg of the tie, but didn't see an increase in playing time afterward.
While he still profiles as a solid prospect, Diaz didn't have a real future in the Spanish capital, where even Alvaro Morata struggled for playing time behind Karim Benzema.
Mariano becomes the second forward in quick succession to complete a move to Lyon, with Bertrand Traore joining from Chelsea just days ago. As noted by Bleacher Report's James McNicholas, the side could be preparing for Alexandre Lacazette's departure:
Along with Traore and Mariano, Lyon have already completed deals for Fernando Marcal and Ferland Mendy, two full-backs.