Real Madrid want to re-sign Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso

Real Madrid are considering a deal to bring Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso back to the club, report Diario AS.

The 23-year-old only joined the Catalan club last summer from Madrid in a €400k deal while he has a contract until 2020 with a €40m release clause in place.

However, the report clarifies several aspects that would mean the European champions could bring back the Spaniard for a fee as low as €7.5m.

Madrid possess a €15m buyback clause while they also are said to still own 50% of his rights, meaning they can sign him for half that price.

Hermoso has become a regular for Espanyol and also possesses a goal threat – netting twice this season – while he previously starred for Madrid’s Castilla team.

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