With France’s friendly against Iceland on Thursday and their Nations League clash with Germany next Tuesday on the horizon, Atletico Madrid left-back Lucas Hernandez has admitted that he rejected an offer from Real Madrid.
The current world champion made the revelation during an interview with RMC.
“I didn’t listen to it much. I was 100 percent committed to my club and also had just renewed my contract,” he said.
“My agent told me and as soon as he said Madrid were interested I said I couldn’t do it.
“Atletico are my city, my club, they have given me everything.
“I am an honest person and I couldn’t go to Madrid.”
However, the French international left the door slightly ajar when asked what would happen if Los Rojiblancos received an offer for him.
“I hope to be at Atletico for a long time, but you know football moves very quickly. If an irresistible offer arrived…” he finished.