Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid

- Real Madrid have signed left-back Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid

- The France youngster rejected numerous offers to extend his contract

- He signed a six-year deal with Zidedane Zidane's European champions

- Both teams have a gentleman's agreement never to sign each other's players

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have announced that defender Theo Hernandez will leave the latter to join the European champions.

Los Blancos announced that the 19-year-old has signed a six-year deal with the club.

Hernandez had a superb 2016-17 season on loan at Alaves and had previously been linked to a number of clubs including Manchester City.

Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid

Theo Hernandez speant last season on loan at Alaves. Photo: Mundo Deportivo

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A statement read: "Real Madrid C.F. and Atlético de Madrid have agreed the transfer of the player Theo Hernández, who will be contracted to the club for the next six seasons."

The France youth international recently signed a new contract and increased mount of his release clause from €6 million to a reported €24m.

A statement on Atletico's official website revealed the defender had turned down a new contract and repeatedly expressed his desire to move to Real Madrid.

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Source: Sports.naij.com

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