The speculations regarding one of the most anticipated transfers of the season have taken a big turn in favour of the Bavarians. According to the latest information from FranceFootball, Atletico Madrid's Lucas Hernandez will join Bayern Munich in the beginning of July. The report suggests that the Frenchman has reached an agreement with the Bundesliga giants for a six-year contract.
Bayern is allegedly willing to spend €160 million total for Hernandez, whose contract with Atletico runs until June 2024. €85 million will go toward his the release clause and the remaining €75 million will in wages until 2025 — €13 million per year, making him the fifth-highest paid player after Robert Lewandowski (€17 million), Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng (€16 million each).
Bayern is planning to use Hernandez as a replacement for Boateng and as a left-back if David Alaba is unavailable. Hernandez is the second new defender in addition to Benjamin Pavard, who will also join the team from Stuttgart next season. All this sudden renovation of the team is to strengthen the fragile defense and the addition of the Frenchman would help the club in a great deal.
UPDATE: March 27th, 12:42PM
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