Milan have finally announced the arrival of Theo Hernandez, although the details on his transfer from Real Madrid are still sketchy.
It was known this morning that the player had completed his move, because the Lega Serie A had his contract listed with it being a permanent move rather than a loan.
Several hours later, Milan released a brief video confirming his signature, but there are reports from Radio Rossonera that it’s actually a €2m loan with obligation to buy next summer for another €18m.
“AC Milan (the Club) announces the agreement with Real Madrid Club de Fùtbol for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of Theo Bernard Franҫois Hernández (Theo Hernández).
"The French left-back joins the Club on a permanent deal, penning a five-year contract until 30 June 2024. AC Milan has filed the contract and in the next 48 hours will complete the international transfer through the FIFA TMS system.
“Born in Marseille on October 6, 1997, Theo came through the youth ranks of Atletico Madrid and made his début in the Spanish Club’s second team in 2015. In the next season, he moved to Deportivo Alavés on loan, making 38 appearances and scoring two goals for the club.
"In the summer of 2017, he signed with Real Madrid FC collecting 23 appearances and winning one European Super Cup, one Spanish Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup and one UEFA Champions League. During the 2018-2019 season, he featured 28 times for Real Sociedad, scoring one goal.
“Over his professional career, he has made 69 appearances in the Spanish Liga, 3 in the UEFA Champions League, 16 in the Copa del Rey and one in the Spanish Super Cup. To date, Theo is the youngest defender with at least 50 appearances in the Spanish Liga since 2016/17, his debut season.”
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