Speaking to Onda Cero, Atletico Madrid Chief Executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin confirmed that the club had rejected a double swoop offer Premier League side Manchester City for French duo Lucas and Theo Hernandez.
Marin had the following to say on the subject:
“City were prepared to pay the buyout clause in both cases. City would have been able to pay it perfectly and the players could have easily gone. Atletico did what it had to do to for them to stay, which was to improve their contracts and to increase their buyout clauses.The players, their mother, their agent and the club all agreed that the best action for them and for their development was to stay. They are going to grow in their club which is this one. I believe we have made the right decision, with respect to Theo at Alaves and Lucas at Atletico – where they are going to grow is in their club, which is this one.”
Quotes courtesy of Football Espana.