Real Madrid have announced the signing of left-back Theo Hernandez from city rivals Atletico.
The 19-year-old, who had been strongly linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool over the summer, will be presented at the Bernabeu on Monday after completing a move for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around 26million euros.
Hernandez has yet to play a first-team game for Atletico but impressed while on a season-long loan at Copa del Rey finalists Alaves last season.
Real announced that the France Under-20 international has penned a six-year deal with the La Liga champions.
A statement on Real’s website read: “Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have agreed the transfer of Theo Hernandez, who will be contracted to the club for the next six seasons.
“The player will be presented next Monday, 10 July at 7:30 pm, in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after undergoing the corresponding medical examination.”
Atletico added on their own website: “The player, who was under contract until 2021, has rejected several times the renewal offers and the offers of different European clubs to hire his services, as well as stating repeatedly his firm desire to play for Real Madrid.”