“Real Madrid is my dream”

Theo Hernandez has revealed he has always dreamt of playing for Real Madrid since he was a child, ahead of his prospective transfer.

Still an Atletico Madrid player, the 19-year-old is set to complete a move across the city to the Bernabeu once his €26m release clause is officially triggered.

“I’m excited, thrilled to play alongside the best players in the world,” Theo, who is currently on holiday, is quoted as saying by Marca.

“It is a dream come true ever since I was a little boy.”

The French youth international – who is hoping of making the switch to Spain – played 38 matches on loan at Alaves last season, helping them to a top-half finish and the Copa Del Rey final.