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Barcelona to battle with Real Madrid for Theo Hernandez

Barcelona will battle for Theo Hernandez

Barcelona will battle with moved to trump Real Madrid for Atletico Madrid fullback Theo Hernandez.

The 19-year-old fullback is currently on-loan at Alaves and emerged as a controversial target for Real president Florentino Perez.

Nevertheless, according to AS, the La Liga titleholders have made a firm move for Theo, virtually matching the contract offer Real have tabled.

Both LaLiga clubs are ready to pay €24 million buyout clause and are offering the player a five-year deal worth €35 million.

Manuel Garcia Quilón, Theo’s agent, would prefer to send him to Barcelona after falling out with Real Madrid over the sacking of Rafa Benitez.