Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez has revealed he rejected a chance to join Real Madrid.
The 22 year old has been the preferred choice left back at the Wanda Metropolitano and was also a key part of the France World Cup winning team. Lucas’ brother Theo joined Los Blancos last year and the French international also had the opportunity to join him but he chose to stay at Atletico.
Both the Madrid clubs haven’t had an easy start to the current campaign. Atletico are currently placed third in the La Liga table while Real are lying in the fourth position.
Hernandez claimed Madrid came calling for him in the summer but his loyalty towards his club was important at that time. But the player added if an opportunity comes in future he may have to rethink about his future.
“I didn’t pay too much attention. I was 100 per cent focused on my club, where I had recently signed a new contract.
“My agent told me about it. When he said there was an opportunity to go to Real Madrid, I told him I couldn’t do that.
“Atletico are my club, a team who have given me everything. I’m an honest person and I couldn’t go to Madrid.
“I hope I can stay here for a very long time, but football moves very fast. If an offer comes in that I can’t refuse…”