The possible return of Mario Hermoso toReal Madrid has caused some concern among Espanyol fans. The club, meanwhile, do not want to get rid one of their best players this season, a man who has been a key and vital piece with David Lopez in defence but little or nothing can be done if Los Blancos decide to launch an assault on the player in January.
In addition, the Cornella club know that the Madrid native’s great season, which has led him to the national team just 14 months after his top flight debut, has put him on the radar of many big clubs, not only his former employers.
Both clubs agreed on a zero cost transfer in the summer of 2017, but Florentino Perez’s side included several clauses in the event that the defender flourished with the Periquitos.
Now, they may opt to execute one of those buyback clause.
At the RCDE Stadium, they are awaiting a decision from Madrid about whether or not they will move for the player in January.
Everyone is well aware that if Real decide to make that move, then nothing can be done about it and Hermoso will end up back at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
On Wednesday, the player said that he doesn’t want to think about his short term future because he is enjoying life at Espanyol.
He has played in all of Espanyol’s league games this season and contributed two goals too, but in January everything could change.
Included by Madrid in Hermoso’s contract were a series of stipulations.
Among them were the ownership of 50 percent of the player’s economic rights and a buyback option.
What seems almost certain, given the widespread interest in Hermoso, is that the player will not be at Espanyol next season.
He is one of their most valuable players and offers will not be in short supply.
In 2015, the same clubs were involved in one of the summer’s soap operas when Real wanted Kiko Casilla and signed him for a fee of six million euros, a low amount when you take into account the player’s form at that time.
Like is the case with Hermoso, there was little that could be done on that occasion when Real set their sights on the goalkeeper.
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