Atletico Madrid boss Enrique Cerezo says he does not consider Theo Hernandez has sealed for Real Madrid yet, though he has no problem with how Los Blancos have conducted a transfer.
A glorious 2016-17 deteriorate on loan during Alaves saw Theo related with tip clubs including Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, though a 19-year-old has reportedly concluded to join Madrid, who are set to compensate his €24 million recover clause.
In Los Angeles this week Theo pronounced he had “dreamed given we was little” of wearing a Real Madrid shirt, while bar boss Florentino Perez told Spanish radio that talks with Atletico were underway about anticipating an “agreement” between a clubs over a deal.
Madrid posterior a send goes opposite a reported “gentleman’s agreement” about a clubs targeting any other’s players, and Madrid’s intentions to trigger Theo’s proviso became open in Apr usually forward of a Champions League semifinal between a clubs.
But asked on El Transistor radio if his attribute with Perez had suffered due to Madrid’s behaviour, Cerezo denied there was any problem.
“Not during all,” he said. “It has been a really transparent and purify signing. we do not know if [Theo] has sealed for them yet. One thing is for him to speak about Madrid, another to have signed.”
Saul Niguez, another actor related divided from Atletico with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested, also assimilated a interview, vocalization from a European Under-21 Championship in Poland.
Cerezo praised a midfielder for his superb performances in scoring 5 goals in 3 games as Spain have reached Friday evening’s final opposite Germany, and concurred new conjecture that a 23-year-old’s destiny is adult in a atmosphere amid talks over a pay-rise.
“Congratulations initial of all for a games we have played and your deteriorate over all,” Cerezo said. “We know that we have to put adult with, once again, all this about either we are staying or leaving. we trust that this time, as always, there is zero to it.”
With a radio horde pulling for sum on how agreement talks with Saul’s representative Jorge Mendes are progressing, a customarily loose Cerezo grew increasingly uncomfortable.
“There are such things as confidentiality clauses around these things, and a lawyers are involved,” he said. “The usually thing we can contend is that Saul has a long-term contract. Plus he is a actor who wants to be during Atletico Madrid.”
Currently underneath agreement until 2021, and wakeful of a bar carrying given pay-rises progressing this summer to teammates Antoine Griezmann and Koke, €80 million-rated Saul himself stopped brief of committing his long-term destiny to a bar while observant that of march a feeling of personification for Atletico was some-more critical than money.
“Thanks Enrique, a initial thing to contend is that we am with you,” Saul said. “We all know about these things, that we am really happy. You never know what will occur in this world, though it is really formidable [to leave Atletico]. In a finish a feelings come out on tip of other things. we have a agreement with Atleti and we am really good where we am.”
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football author who covers La Liga and a Spain inhabitant group for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan