“I don’t know if Real Madrid are interested in signing me, I’m very happy with Espanyol right now,” said Hermoso to Onda Cero after the game.
Real Madrid could reportedly spend €7 million to sign Hermoso from Espanyol. His release clause is €40 million for every other club, given that Hermoso grew up as a player in Real Madrid’s academy.
Espanyol coach Rubi also talked about the situation.
“My guts tell me that Real Madrid won’t force anything with Hermoso. He’s very happy here and I believe he will stay at least until the end of the season,” said the coach, who would obviously need to find a replacement if Hermoso ends up leaving the club and joining Real Madrid in the winter transfer market.