Jacobone: Man City want Milan star – the player’s wishes will be ‘decisive’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez has attracted the interest of another top European side in view of the summer transfer window, according to a journalist.

Theo has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the world since his arrival at Milan from Real Madrid nearly five years ago, and there continues to be a lot of speculation about his future.

As we highlighted in a recent analysis of his situation, the Milan management for their part do not intend to give any discounts and will not ask for less than €100m for Theo, who they consider to be among the best if not the best player in his role.

According to what is being reported by Alessandro Jacobone, Manchester City have now joined the race to sign Theo ahead of next season, with the Premier League champions set to rival Bayern Munich who have been linked for weeks now given the potential departure of Alphonso Davies.

The journalist adds that the player’s personal wishes will be crucial in the event that things become concrete and he ends up with an €8-9m net per season contract offer in front of him, something a club like City are able to offer.

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  1. This one makes a lot of sense, he’s a very Guardiola player and they can pay him whatever he wants. If so, there better be a very hefty price to pay – we can see the premium that left backs have. And we better have a replacement lined up, pity Kerkes is unlikely to be available!

  2. Theo is very important for Milan. We will lost a lot of defensive and offensive quality if we sell him.

    And it’s not like it’s easy to replaced him either. Remember for years we were searching for a decent LB since Maldini retired. From Antonini, Antonelli, Didac Villa, Kevin Constant, Taye Taiwo, Urby Emanuelson, etc etc and none really stick out until we got Theo which also recruited by Maldini himself.

    I hope Theo stay and retired in Milan. But looking at the current management, i guess they want to cash him rather than to keep him…

    1. This might be an uncommon opinion but imo his strength is the offensive output. His defensive skillset is far from great.

      If we sell him and replace him with a more traditional fullback with weak attack but better defense, we’d be more likely to get top 4 (Serie A is won by best defense) which I think is what management has as top priority.

      I do want him to stay, he has a wow factor that not a lot of fullbacks have. Also if we sell him, Leao output might suffer.

      1. We will get top 4 either way. Players like Theo though, are the kinds of players that can win you the league. If we well him it’s a huge blow to Milan’s image and ambitions…

    1. Lmao that’s a huge downgrade.

      Either way, City isn’t signing anyone pending a possible trial into over 115 financial breaches and potential relegation.

  3. The Premier League is cracking down on teams that aren’t in line with financial rules. Many teams have been hit with point deductions. City may be next. They aren’t going to be signing him.

    1. Man City have some issues with fair play because they have not been very ‘fair’ about the sources of their income – but they now have a genuinely huge income that they can use for whatever they want – see how their wages are 59% of income, they have no debt and they make profit here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/68713522

      Sadly for football, they have huge spending power, both on lawyers and on players…

    2. From Goal.com: “The reigning European and English champions have been charged with 115 breaches of financial regulations by the Premier League and the case is expected to go ahead later this year.”

      They aren’t signing Theo or anyone else pending the trial. They face possible relegation on top of additional point deductions.

      There is a major crackdown in the Premier League that could severely limit teams ability to sign player.

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