August 19, 2017

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid and Atletico announce Theo Hernandez deal

Theo Hernandez joins Real Madrid.

It has finally been made official. Theo Hernandez makes the switch from Atletico to Real Madrid on a six-year deal.

Atletico Madrid were the first to announce the news, stating that the player had refused to sign a renewal with the club, as well as rejecting offers from other European clubs.

Theo Hernandez never played an official match for Atletico, but he joined the club’s academy in 2008, before being loaned out to Alaves last season.

The club’s statement read: ‘The player, who was under contract until 2021, has rejected several times the renewal offers of Atlético de Madrid and the offers of different European clubs to hire his services, as well as stating repeatedly his firm desire to play for Real Madrid’.

Real Madrid confirmed the signing shortly after, stating that the player, who will be contracted to the club for the next six seasons, would be presented on Monday after completing his medical.