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Theo Hernández missing for France U-21s in Marbella

The full back, who is expected to join Real Madrid this summer, hasn't turned up as expected at the French national camp but photos have emerged of him sunning himself.

Theo Hernandez missing for France U-21s in Marbella

Theo Hernández was expected to be present with the France under-21 squad on Tuesday morning but so far has not made an appearance, and has not been authorised for time off. Pictures have, however, been circulating showing him sunbathing in Marbella.

The French Football Federation has attempted to contact the Atlético Madrid footballer - who is expected to make the move across town to join rivals Real Madrid in the coming weeks - but the calls have gone unanswered.

Theo Hernández doing what he does best.
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Theo Hernández doing what he does best.JESUS A. ORIHUELA

Theo Hernández, absent without leave

Sylvain Ripoll, the new coach of the younger age groups of the French national side, spoke to the press and confirmed the player's absence:

"Theo Hernández is not here. There is no explanation for this at the moment. I have taken note of his absence. He'll probably meet up in the next couple of weeks to explain things to the Federation".

So far, no other players have been called up to replace the left-back as the team prepare for two friendly matches against Albania and Cameroon.

Relaxing Theo after a tough season with Alavés

Interestingly, not long after the 'missing person' situation, a photo of Theo started circulating social media accounts. The player who starred for Alavés this past season, along with teammates Alexis Ruano (who uploaded the picture) and Vigaray looked to be having a good time on the beach in Marbella.

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