Lucas Hernandez has not had a dream debut season at Bayern Munich. While the club did win a historic second treble, Hernandez himself was not influential in the campaign and doesn’t hold a starting spot going into the coming season. As a result, the Frenchman’s future has been called into question these past months, with rumors of a potential transfer to PSG or Manchester United among others.
When questioned by Telefoot on his future, Hernandez was coy. He acknowledged his contract with Bayern, while also indicating he would consider a future elsewhere, if his situation doesn’t improve. He said, “I still have four years under contract at Bayern, but if things continue to be so complicated, I’ll see.”
At Bayern, Alphonso Davies and David Alaba are ahead of the 80 million man, at the left back and left central defender pecking orders.Given that both are key players for Hansi Flick, it’s hard to see a Bayern champagne XI with Hernandez in it. However, if he stays at Bayern, the Frenchman would get minutes.
Firstly, he is the first backup to two positions. Moreover, there will be a condensed schedule in the coming season, leading to more rotation, notwithstanding injuries throughout the campaign. Injuries to Davies, Alaba, or two of the wingers would make Hernandez a starter.
In addition to the above factors, Alaba’s future is very uncertain at the moment. The Austrian hasn’t penned a new contract and could depart the club in the near future. If this happens, Hernandez would immediately be inserted into the starting lineup. Therefore, it’s also possible that Hernandez stays, at least long enough to see how Alaba’s situation turns out.