Perez praises Theo ‘commitment’

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has praised Theo Herandez for doing ‘everything in his power’ to ensure he joined the club from Atletico Madrid.

The French full back joined Los Blancos from Atleti in a €24m deal and was presented by the club on Monday, with the president expressing his delight at the move.

"You wanted to come here and defend this badge despite other big European clubs wanting to sign you,” Perez told the defender at his press conference at the Bernabeu.

"Your commitment and conviction is something that won't be forgotten by everyone at Real Madrid.

"You were one of the breakthrough stars of last season's La Liga campaign and you've proved that you've got enough potential, quality, ambition, strength and determination to play for Real Madrid. You did everything in your power to be here and pull this shirt on.

"We're certain that you'll go on to lift many pieces of silverware during your time here. Today you're here where you wanted to be and a marvellous experience as a Real Madrid player awaits you."

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