Madrid signs Theo Hernadez

Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign full-back Theo Hernandez from city rivals Atletico Madrid on a six-year deal, subject to a medical.


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The 19-year-old, whose brother Lucas Hernandez plays for Atleti, impressed during a loan spell with Copa del Rey finalists Alaves last season.

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Hernandez was under contract until 2021 with Atletico but, in a statement, the club said the French youngster rejected “several” offers to renew terms, along with advances from other European clubs.

“[Hernandez was] stating repeatedly his firm desire to play for Real Madrid,” the statement read.

Atletico, through a statement posted on its official website, said: “Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of Theo Hern√°ndez The defender, who played last season on loan at Deportivo Alaves, and who joined our Academy in the summer of 2008, at the age of 11 years.”

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