The German champions Bayern Munich continue to hope that record purchase Lucas Hernandez will remain. “He’s an incredibly good player who suits us very well, and of course we want to keep him with us in the long term,” said club president Herbert Hainer Picture TV and added that the player was “in talks”.
Hernandez is said to have sparked the interest of top French club Paris St. Germain. The French sports newspaper L’Equipe recently reported that the parties already agreed on a change. In Munich, Hernandez, who switched from Atletico Madrid to the Isar in 2019 for the record sum of 80 million euros, still has a contract until 2024.
Hainer doesn’t want to give up an extension with the 27-year-old just yet. “If you saw Lucas at the championship celebrations in Munich, you don’t get the feeling that he’s particularly unhappy here,” he said. Coach Thomas Tuchel also recently emphasized planning with Hernandez. For him, this is an “absolute leader”, said Tuchel.
Hernandez had repeatedly struggled with injuries in his time in Munich. The France international has yet to play for Bayern this year after tearing a cruciate ligament at the World Cup in Qatar.