BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid confirm first major signing

La Liga By: Ambrose Udeme | 05/07/2017

BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid confirm defender signing

Real Madrid have announced the signing of defender Theo Hernandez from rivals Atletico Madrid.

The 19-year-old has signed a six-year deal with Real and will be presented at the Bernabeu on Monday evening, after undergoing a medical.

An official statement by Real Madrid its website reads: "Real Madrid C.F. and Atlético de Madrid have agreed the transfer of the player Theo Hernández, who will be contracted to the club for the next six seasons.

"The player will be presented next Monday, 10 July at 7:30 pm, in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, after undergoing the corresponding medical examination.

"Later, Theo Hernández will step out on to the pitch at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time in the Real Madrid shirt and will speak to the media in the press room."

Speed, talent, power and ability to beat a man are some of the qualities of the footballer with a great physique, a good defender who present danger when joining the attack. This campaign he was a key player for Alavés, who reached the final of the Copa del Rey and finished in ninth position in LaLiga.

The new Madrid defender scored two goals for the team from Vitoria. One of them a spectacular free kick in the cup final, demonstrating how well he strikes the ball with his left foot. In addition, Theo provided three assists and ended the season among the 10 most successful players in dribbles completed (65).