Some days ago, we published that Real Madrid were willing to pay Theo Hernández’ release clause and Los Blancos had already an agreement with the left back. However, the decision is not taken yet, so some big European clubs want to get a deal with the Alavés player. Among these teams we can find FC Barcelona, who have entered in the bid for the French defender.
Atlético Madrid still think that they could avoid Theo Hernández signing for Los Blancos. His brother plays for Atlético and the club wants Theo to come back and play in the left back position. However, it looks like Real Madrid were quick enough to get a deal with the French defender.
Now, even FC Barcelona have joined the battle to get Theo Hernández. According to the Spanish newspaper As, the Catalan club has offered a similar contract to the player and they’d like Theo to become the new left back, opening the door to Jordi Alba, whose performances have been quite poor in the last months.
Besides, Theo Hernández’ agent, Manuel García Quilón, prefers Barcelona rather than Real Madrid for his client. Quilón is Benítez’ agent and his relationship with Los Blancos was affected after the manager was sacked one year ago. The competition at Real Madrid would be harder with Marcelo than at Camp Nou, where he would have to fight with Jordi Alba for a place in the line-up.
Atlético Madrid would also prefer to see Theo playing with Barcelona rather than with Real Madrid. Los Blancos have offered a five-year deal to the French player earning €35M in this time, spread in the five seasons. This is a very interesting offer and the player already agreed to it, but some European teams are still trying to change his mind. Bayern Múnich or Liverpool have also joined the auction, but the player has the last call.