AC Milan have completed the €20 million (£18m/$22.5m) signing of Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez as the Spanish club’s relentless summer of sales and purchases continues.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad, where he made 24 appearances in all competitions, and is one of seven players offloaded by Zinedine Zidane since the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
Theo had been on Atletico Madrid’s books as a youngster before swapping for city rivals Real in 2017 for €24m (£21.5m/$27m). However, just two years later, he’s been deemed surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Milan have acquired the defender to replace Ricardo Rodriguez, and the signing became a formality following his medical earlier in the month. The Italian giants have committed to paying the fee in 2020 following a year-long loan in 2019-20.
Theo has been handed a five-year contract by Paolo Maldini, who was promoted to technical director at the Rossoneri and headhunted the former France youth international.