Liverpool facing stiff competition from Real Madrid for La Liga star

Liverpool need to speed up their plans to sign Atletico Madrid defender, Theo Hernandez. This is because concrete reports from Spain is claiming that Real Madrid have entered the race to sign the player.

Liverpool have been front runners to sign Theo Hernandez, as they look to sign a natural left back to help James Milner.

Liverpool expect Alberto Moreno who has featured sparingly for them this season to move when the transfer window opens, and want to make Theo their first choice next season.

According to Spanish publication Marca, Real Madrid have agreed personal terms with the player and are willing to meet his £20 million release clause.

Atletico would hate selling him to their city rivals, however, with his release clause a low price for Real Madrid, they may have no choice. That said, Atletico may decide to accept a lower offer from Liverpool for the player if it becomes a two way battle between them and Real Madrid.

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