The long wait is over as Bayern Munich completed the signing of the 23-year-old Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid for €80 million.
According to FC Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, the France international has been handed a five-year contract until 2024 and will officially join the Bavarians on July 1st, 2019.
“I’m very happy we’ve been able to sign one of the best defenders in the world, a World Cup winner, in Lucas Hernandez. Lucas can play both in central defence and at left-back. Moreover, Lucas will continue our great tradition of French footballers and improve our team.” The sporting director stated
Meanwhile, FC Bayern chief medical officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt discovered something during Hernandez medical.
It found out that the World Cup winner has sustained damage to a ligament in his right knee and the defender immediately underwent surgery following the discussions by both parties.
“During the medical examination we found damage to the medial collateral ligament in the player’s right knee that requires a surgical repair. Based on experience, Lucas Hernandez will be available for FC Bayern by the start of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.”
Moving forward, Hernandez is more than happy to be part of what he referred as ‘one of the best clubs in Europe and the world.’ In addition, he thanked Atletico and said that he will forever cherished the 12 amazing years with the Los Colchoneros.
“This is a really important day in my footballing career. FC Bayern Munich is one of the best clubs in Europe and the world. I’m proud to be able to fight for all possible titles with Bayern. I’d like to thank Atletico, the management, the coaches, my teammates and the fans for 12 wonderful years. Atletico will always remain a part of me. Now I’m looking forward to taking the next step with FC Bayern.”
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