NEWS
Sunday August 5 2018
Fulham move for Madrid's Theo Hernandez

Real Madrid defender Theo Hernandez looks set to exit the club this summer with English club Fulham rivalling interest from Real Sociedad, say reports.

Last week, Marca reported the newly-promoted Premier League club had lodged a €2m offer for a season-long loan deal in which they would cover the player’s wages in full.

A report on Sunday in The Mail legitimises such claims and states the Whites are confident of securing the deal, despite La Real previously believing they had done enough.

The Marseille-born player was signed by Madrid from cross-city rivals Atletico last summer in a deal worth a reported €26m but struggled to break into the first-team.

Spanish reports still indicate that Hernandez’s preferred option is a move to the Basque club, something both he and his agent are understood to have communicated to the Madrid hierarchy.

Having spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Alaves, the 20-year-old made just 13 appearances for Los Blancos last term and did not get the opportunities he expected.

Theo had been the primary back-up for first choice left-back Marcelo at the Bernabeu last season.

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