The speculation was inevitable. Actually, if you have watched any Spanish football this season you will know just how good Theo Hernandez has been for Alaves at left-back. Lucas has also been playing more frequently and appears to be a more solid option at present than highly-rated Jose Gimenez.
Miguel Ángel Gil Marín confirmed when talking to El Transistor radio show on Onda Cero that “This summer [summer of 2016], a very important offer reached us from Manchester City for Lucas and Theo Hernández.”
Atletico Madrid face a decisive summer of movement and could have some of the most sought after talent in world football when you consider the likes of Koke, Saul Niguez, Yannick Carrasco, the two Hernandez brothers, Jose Gimenez and Jan Oblak.
Many clubs will understand how important Diego Simeone is to this club and might look to take advantage of his uncertain future at the club. It remains to be seen what happens with all of Atletico’s defenders with the liked of Juanfran, Diego Godin and Filipe Luis entering the latter years of their careers. If Atletico don’t safe-guard their future by ensuring these players stay at their club, there could be an entirely new rebuilding job done in the next two or three years and it is anyone’s guess as to how that works out.