According to the (The Independent), In a shock move, it seems imminent that a rising Atletico Madrid star will be transferring across town to their bitter rivals Real Madrid. None other than left back Theo Hernandez is the subject of this news. The 19 year old has been on loan at Alaves for the past season, and many Atletico fans were expecting to see him back on their squad after the loan spell.
Sadly for Atletico fans, this does not appear to be the case. Reports indicate that Hernandez, who has helped Alaves reach the Copa Del Rey final, has already passed a medical exam with Real Madrid. This is almost always a clear cut sign that a transfer is about to happen.
Hernandez’s release clause is only €24 million, a bargain deal for the left back who has been scouted by other major clubs such as Liverpool and Barcelona. Real Madrid have reached such a point with their squad that they are now creating a team of super subs/eventual successors to their starting eleven.
Theo Hernandez would be the sub/successor to Marcelo, and he looks to have all the qualities one would want in terms of eventually replacing the Brazilian. With the medical passed, it seems nigh that Hernandez will be leaving his first club to join their hated neighbors, all in the midst of a Champions League tie between the two Madrid sides.