Barcelona to battle with Real Madrid for Theo Hernandez

Barcelona will battle with moved to trump Real Madrid for Atletico Madrid fullback Theo Hernandez.

The 19-year-old fullback is currently on-loan at Alaves and emerged as a controversial target for Real president Florentino Perez.

Nevertheless, according to AS, the La Liga titleholders have made a firm move for Theo, virtually matching the contract offer Real have tabled.

Both LaLiga clubs are ready to pay €24 million buyout clause and are offering the player a five-year deal worth €35 million.

Manuel Garcia Quilón, Theo’s agent, would prefer to send him to Barcelona after falling out with Real Madrid over the sacking of Rafa Benitez.

 

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