CM: Maldini’s role important but another man was key in Milan’s signing of Theo Hernandez

By Oliver Fisher -

As we head towards the business end of the season, there is no denying that Theo Hernandez has been one of AC Milan’s most consistently impressive performers.

He joined on a five-year deal from Real Madrid in the summer for a fee widely reported to be €20million, and given that he has already scored six goals in all competitions for the Rossoneri, that appears to be a bargain and a deal which Real Madrid regret.

It was also widely reported in the media at the time of his arrival that Paolo Maldini was the key factor in securing the Frenchman, having made a personal trip to Ibiza to meet him.

According to what Calciomercato.com are reporting, it was in fact Geoffrey Moncada who sent the first signals to Paolo Maldini and Zvone Boban about the potential that Hernandez possesses.

The full-back was then persuaded by Maldini to accept the offer on the table, but the operation started after the promotion of the chief scout, who looks set to play an increasingly important role in the ‘new Milan’ that could come about this summer.

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