Theo Hernandez has been quite sensational in this season of Serie A for AC Milan and has emerged as a top priority for many elite clubs in Europe with Manchester City being the favorites to sign the Milan full-back. However, The Cityzens have been dealt a huge blow as the Frenchmen set to extend his contract with AC Milan, as per Italian news outlet CalcioMercato.
Theo, 24, has been a vital cog in the wheel for AC Milan ever since he made a permanent switch to the Italian outfit in 2019, winning the club’s Player of the Season award in his debut campaign. The French left-back has racked up an impressive G/A of 9(4 goals + 5 assists) from 17 appearances in the ongoing season. He has been instrumental in AC Milan mounting a title challenge, as they are only a point away from rivals Inter, though the reigning champions have a game in hand.
The report further adds that the former Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid defender is close to renewing a contract with AC Milan, but it is currently not clear whether the new deal will hand the 24-year-old a contract until 2026 or 2027. The negotiations, however, are set to be progressing at a rapid pace and are expected to be wrapped up by the end of this month.
Manchester City have been in the market for left-back several times in the recent past. The Skyblues are having arguably the best left-back in the world in Joao Cancelo. The former Juventus man has certainly set the stage on fire this season with his attacking instincts, scoring once and assisting four times in 20 appearances for the defending champions.
Having said that, Guardiola seems to be keen on moving Cancelo to a permanent right-back position with Kyle Walker turning 32 in the upcoming weeks. Kyle, who has been a constant starter in Guardiola’s XI has struggled to break through ever since being sent off in a UCL fixture against RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.
The Chances of Theo Hernandez switching to the Premier League this summer are looking increasingly unlikely with the contract extension in the final stages, but being 24 gives him and Manchester City a chance to come together in the future.