Atletico de Madrid completed the signing of Mario Hermoso on Thursday. Hermoso played for Espanyol but Real Madrid owned 50% of his rights, even though he never made his debut with the first team. That means that Los Blancos earned € 12.5 million with this transfer, since Atletico spent € 25 million to sign Hermoso away from Espanyol.
Real Madrid had an option to buy Hermoso back for just € 7.5 million and it was rumored that he was a target until Los Blancos decided to sign Militao. All in all, Hermoso has completed a brilliant season 2018-2019 that allowed Madrid to make a profit, which is especially important this summer if Los Blancos wants to keep improving their team.
Hermoso is a solid center-back that can also play as a left star, so he will certainly be a useful player for Diego Simeone, especially after Diego Godin left for Inter Milan.