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Maldini appeared to be meeting with Real Madrid’s Theo Hernandez: Is a deal with Milan close?

Defender has also appeared set to go to Bayer Leverkusen

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AC Milan technical director and legend Paolo Maldini was spotted talking to Real Madrid’s Theo Hernandez in Ibiza, leading to reports that a loan deal was set to be agreed between Milan and Real Madrid for the services of the left back.

It doesn’t appear that Hernandez is anywhere near the Madrid first team and it’s reported that Zindane has no plans for him going forward, despite the fact that he only came to Real Madrid from cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2017 for €24 million.

Hernandez spent half of last year on loan at Real Sociedad, where he failed to impress, so perhaps a move away from La Liga would do him some good and get him back into the form that saw him get a big-money move only two summers ago.

He’s also reportedly a target for Bayer Leverkusen, but perhaps Maldini can sway the 21 year-old fullback to come to Milan instead, with an option to buy set for Milan and with Milan paying for his wages, which are rumored to be €2 million a year.

Bringing in Hernandez would certainly mean the end for Diego Laxalt in a Milan shirt, as he never really seemed to fit in at either left-back or left wing. Laxalt’s been linked with a move to Newcastle United in England. If Hernandez does work out, then it would be an excellent move to grab the youngster, and if he doesn’t, at least it’s only a loan and Milan can easily move on.

What do you think? Could Hernandez be an upgrade at left back and perhaps be able to unseat Ricardo Rodriguez? Or will he be a bust, just as he was for Real Madrid and La Real? Let us know what you think in the comments about the potential move!