5 players who allegedly rejected Barcelona for Real Madrid
These players surprised the world by snubbing Barcelona to play for Real Madrid
Quite a few footballers dream to play for a legendary club like Barcelona. The Catalan giants are one of the most successful clubs in the world and an opportunity to don the Barcelona jersey will rarely knock on your door.
The Blaugrana have been the home of the some of the legendary names in world football like Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Cruyff, Xavi, Messi and many others. Barcelona rarely get 'No' for an answer when they approach a player. However, there are some world-class players who have rejected the opportunity to play for Barcelona.
Let's look at the players who allegedly rejected an opportunity to play for Barcelona to join Real Madrid.
#5 Theo Hernandez
Theo Hernandez is the latest player to snub Barcelona for the Galacticos. The 19-year-old is one of the best young fullbacks in La Liga and had a great 2016/17 season at Alaves, on loan from Atletico Madrid.
Hernandez showed he has the pace, power and excellent technique to succeed at the highest level. His stunning free-kick against Barcelona in the 2016/17 Copa del Rey final prompted the Catalan Giants to go for Hernandez as a backup to Jordi Alba.
Late in the 2016/17 season, Hernandez's agent Manuel Garcia Quilon confirmed that both Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in signing the young Atleti defender.
According to agent Manuel Garcia Quito, "Barcelona have made an offer but Real Madrid have activated his release clause (€25 million) and the player wishes to join the Los Blancos"