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‘I’d stay at Milan forever!’ – Hernandez rules out Real Madrid return

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The attacking-minded left-back has been one of the standout performers in the Rossoneri’s Scudetto charge so far this season.

Theo Hernandez cannot picture himself ever making a move back to Real Madrid.

A product of the Atletico Madrid youth academy, the Frenchman joined forces with city rivals Real Madrid after they triggered his €24 million release clause in the summer of 2017.

Initially, he was viewed as a long-term replacement for Marcelo. However, intense competition for the full-back position means he faced a lack of opportunities at Santiago Bernabeu.

Two years later, he switched La Liga for Serie A when to join AC Milan in a €20 million move.

A few eyebrows were raised over his price tag but it did not take Hernandez too long to silence the naysayers as he quickly became a key member of the team, scoring 10 goals and registering nine assists in his first 54 games for Milan.

“Would I go back to Real Madrid? I don’t see myself as ever going back,” he asserted while speaking to El Transistor.

“If it were in my hands, I would stay at Milan forever. I am in the best moment of my career and I am very happy in Milan.

Hernandez further explained: “I couldn’t do my best for Real Madrid, as I didn’t have the minutes. Without the minutes, you don’t have confidence. I arrived at a very young age, I have grown up now.”