Bayern Munich Break Their Club-Record Transfer To Sign Lucas Hernández From Atlético Madrid
Lucas Hernández will leave Atlético Madrid in the summer after Bayern Munich broke their club transfer record to sign him.
The Bavarians triggered his €80m release clause and the 23-year-old Frenchman has penned a five-year deal.
SPORTbible reported last week that the
German club had completed the signing 'a few weeks ago,' having been linked with
the Atlético defender in the January transfer window.
The reigning Bundesliga champions shattered
their club-record fee to sign Hernández, with their previous record being the €41.5m
paid to Lyon for Corentin Tolisso in 2017.
Bayern Munich already put into motion the
overhaul of their existing squad back in January, snapping up Benjamin Pavard
from VfB Stuttgart for a reported fee of €35m.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovač will reportedly have €200m to spend in the summer, with Franck Ribéry potentially ready to exit the Allianz Arena in the summer and Arjen Robben already announcing his departure from the club at the end of the season.
BREAKING: Bayern Munich have confirmed the €80m signing of Atlético Madrid & France defender Lucas Hernandez.- AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) 27 March 2019
The Frenchman becomes the second most expensive defender in football history, behind Virgil van Dijk. pic.twitter.com/4dBh6V1cZF
More Like ThisMore Like This
January: Bayern Munich confirm the €35m signing of Benjamin Pavard- Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) 27 March 2019
March: Bayern Munich confirmed the €80m signing of Lucas Hernández
World Cup winners. :trophy: pic.twitter.com/m7Af4wWA1K
DONE DEAL: Bayern have confirmed the signing of Lucas Hernández from Atlético Madrid on a five-year deal for €80m.- Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) 27 March 2019
He will join the club in July 2019. pic.twitter.com/eV242UgUh7
BREAKING :exclamation::exclamation: #FCBayern are delighted to announce the signing of Lucas #Hernández on a five-year deal from 1st July 2019. :flag_fr:#FCBayern #MiaSanMia #ServusLucas pic.twitter.com/r3aaFQ5mum- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) 27 March 2019
€80 million for Lucas Hernandez. Sounds like a lot now, but this summer's events to come will probably normalise the fee.- Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) 27 March 2019
Lucas is 23, excellent, plays both CB and LB-both positions Bayern Munich could use the youth, quality and depth in.
Bayern add a World Cup winner to their ranks :raised_hands:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 27 March 2019
Atlético Madrid and France full back Lucas Hernandez will join the Bundesliga leaders in July on a five-year deal :pencil:
Who else should Bayern Munich sign in the summer?
Let us know in the comments.
Featured Image Credit: PA