Theo Hernandez and Paris Saint-Germain Links Are Premature

Theo Hernandez

French outlet Le Parisien have reported that Paris Saint-Germain are showing heavy interest in AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez. The reports say that the the French side have made several attempts to purchase Hernandez, but Milan are not willing to budge.

This was confirmed by famed Italian journalist Carlo Pellegatti. He essentially mentions that Hernandez’s departure door is “triple-locked,” meaning Milan have no intention to sell.

Theo Hernandez and Paris Saint-Germain Links  Premature

Hernandez’s Rise at Milan

Hernandez arrived in Milan with plenty of fanfare from Real Madrid. Paolo Maldini even made it a mission to sign Hernandez, knowing what he was capable of. As arguably the top left-back in football history, it’s safe to say Maldini knows a thing or two about the position.

The French international is the perfect fit in Stefano Pioli’s system as he’s solid in defence, but truly shines going forward. Hernandez is one of the fastest players in all of Italy, provides dangerous crosses, and has a missile of a shot from outside the box. When in motion, Hernandez truly resembles a winger.

Of course, he can improve defensively. Hernandez often gets caught trying to do too much in offence, which sometimes leaves his defence exposed. When he’s at the top of his game, however, he’s world-class. Hernandez looks to be the best left-back in Serie A. After Achraf Hakimi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Hernandez may be the best fullback in the league.

He’s integral for Milan going forward. Hernandez is still only 23-years-old and not in his prime. When he reaches his top level, opposing teams will be wary. Milan must hold onto Hernandez if they’re serious about becoming a top club once again.

The PSG Interest

PSG are in the midst of building a powerhouse squad. Their team was already great, but the additions keep coming this summer. This includes Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Hakimi, and others. They still clearly want more outside of Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat at left-back. The question isn’t about Hernandez being better – it’s if Milan are willing to sell and what the price is.

If history indicates anything, PSG doesn’t have an issue with transfer fees. Milan can hold strong for now, but ultimately PSG may very well blow them away with a strong offer.

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