AC Milan have no intention of selling star left-back Theo Hernandez this summer, a report claims, but a pay rise may be needed.
The Frenchman has been one of Milan’s standout performers in what has been a difficult season for the Rossoneri. He has amassed six goals in competitions making him the second-top scorer in the entire squad.
Alarm bells were ringing over the weekend though when his agent Manuel Garcia Quilon left the door slightly open regarding his client’s future.
“Interest in Theo? He is the best full-back in Serie A, it is obvious that many clubs are interested. We’ll see,” he told Transfer20 (via milanlive.it).
According to Calciomercato.com, the 22-year-old has been enquired over by some top European clubs (especially PSG) who have seen his exploits during his first season in Italy.
In reality, behind the words of the Spanish agent is the desire to negotiate a contract with Milan different from the current one, with an adjustment on salary. At the moment Theo receives €1.5m-a-year on a deal running until June 2024, while at Real he earned €2m-a-year, so a pay rise is desire by Quilon.
Neither Milan nor Theo are considering a sale at this point and the Rossoneri are clear in their stance that it would take an offer of at least €50million to make them falter.