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As per a report by Il Giornale, Real Madrid and Manchester City are showing an interest in signing Milan left-back Theo Hernandez.

Theo Hernandez joined AC Milan from Real Madrid in 2019 for a fee of around €22.8 million and over the years, he has turned himself into one of the most exciting left-backs in European football. In 213 appearances for the Serie A side, Theo has 68 goal contributions which include 29 goals.

His current market value is €60 million with two years remaining in his contract and as per the rumours, Milan will only consider selling him if a huge offer comes in during the summer window.

Do MCFC need a new left-back next season?

Josko Gvardiol took some time to settle down in Manchester but the 22-year-old has now properly slotted into the left-back role, playing in 28 Premier League games.

Also, Nathan Ake is very much capable of playing out on the left-hand side so it makes little sense why Pep Guardiola will want to spend €80-90 million on Theo Hernandez.

Gvardiol can also play as a centre-back and unless the MCFC manager is planning to use him in that particular role next season, we don’t see why Theo will be on City’s transfer radar.

Should Real Madrid try and bring back Theo Hernandez?

Alphonso Davies is the primary left-back target for Madrid but they have made very little process in this transfer race. In fact, some reports are claiming that Bayern Munich are still trying to convince the full-back to sign a new deal.

With doubts still lingering over Davies’ move to Madrid, it’s hardly a surprise that the Los Blancos have registered an interest in Theo Hernandez.

The left-back was with Real Madrid from 2017 to 2019 and according to SPORT, he wants to return to the Bernabeu and pick up where he left off.

If Theo is indeed keen to come back to Spain then this is the perfect opportunity for them to consolidate their left-back position instead of waiting for Alphonso Davies. However, Davies would be a bargain signing because his Bayern contract expires in 2025 but if Madrid are seriously looking to sign Theo Hernandez then they will have to be really to spend a handsome amount.

Also, between Manchester City and Real Madrid, Theo Hernandez would prefer a move to the current European champions instead of going to the Etihad Stadium and competing with Gvardiol and Nathan Ake.