With recent reports suggesting the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Spain, Real Madrid has been left reeling after a successful 2016/17 campaign. 


Despite these circumstances, it seems the Galacticos summer transfer dealings have not been affected, however. According to  Marca, Real Madrid has 'come to an agreement' with Atletico Madrid over a deal for Atletico's Theo Hernandez. 

The agreement, setting Madrid back 24m, will see Los Blancos avoid triggering the player's release clause with La Liga, in lieu of a tacit agreement to transfer between clubs. In order to soothe tensions, Zinedine Zidane's side will pay Atletico 'a couple million more' in four, separate installments. 


The report goes on to claim that directors of each club held multiple meetings regarding the move. And it is thought that the completion of the deal signals the end of a non-aggression pact that had previously persisted for several years.

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Hernandez, only 19-years-old, had his heart set on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, despite pushback from Atletico Madrid directors after they had learned of the young man's intentions. 


Hernandez is set to officially seal a move to Real Madrid with his signature. Moreover, the soon to be former Atletico man will be presented to Santiago Bernabeu faithful within the first week of July. 


The left-back joined Alaves on loan for the duration of the 2016/17 season, helping the newly-promoted club to a Copa del Rey final and a mid-table finish in La Liga. 


Since impressing on loan, Hernandez attracted the attention of a number of top European outfits, including the likes of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.


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