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REVEALED: Real Madrid told Lucas they'd pay his Atletico Madrid buyout clause

Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez turned down a move to Real Madrid last month, it has been revaled.

Lucas' younger brother Theo made the move a year ago, though he is now on-loan at Real Sociedad.

El Confidencial says Real came forward willing to meet Lucas' €80m buyout clause as they sought a centre-half signing for new coach Julen Lopetegui.

The formal approach left the decision with the player and Lucas, unlike Theo, chose to stick with Atletico.

The 22 year-old, after seeing fellow French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann sign new terms, decided the best move for his career would be to stay at the Metropolitano.

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