La Liga champions Real Madrid are reportedly interested in re-signing 25-year-old French left-back Theo Hernandez from AC Milan next summer.

According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, Theo Hernandez is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible move in the 2023 summer transfer window. The 25-year-old AC Milan left-back will be one of three top targets for Los Blancos next year.

Theo Hernandez has found a stable footing in his career since joining AC Milan from Real Madrid in July 2019. The French left-back had seen his career stuttering during his stint with Los Blancos. But the former Atletico Madrid youth star has gone from strength to strength in Italy, even becoming one of the captains for the Rossoneri.

The 25-year-old has turned out 140 times thus far for AC Milan, chipping in with 22 goals and 27 assists. Hernandez will also represent France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which starts this weekend. And the player’s progress has captured the attention of one of his former clubs, Real Madrid.

Real Madrid might enter the market for a left-back in the summer transfer window. While Carlo Ancelotti has two options at his disposal, he might sanction the signing of a left-back next year. David Alaba is on the wrong side of 30 and prefers to play as a centre-back. Meanwhile, Ferland Mendy has blown hot and cold in the last couple of seasons.

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Recent reports have claimed that the French defender’s future is not set in stone. And Mendy might see his compatriot, Theo Hernandez, take his place in the Real Madrid squad soon. Another left-back on Los Blancos radar is Fran Garcia, who recently admitted to his dream to rejoin Real Madrid.

As for Theo Hernandez, the 25-year-old will return to Real Madrid at the peak of his powers. And this time, the French left-back will have the quality and temperament to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu. The report claims that Hernandez will be one of three top targets for Real Madrid, the other two being Nicolo Barella and Erling Haaland.

It will be interesting to see if the three players arrive at the Bernabeu in the 2023 summer transfer window. Hernandez might be the likeliest candidate to join Real Madrid, with Haaland unlikely to leave Manchester City anytime soon.

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