In a move that was expected by many, Bayern Munich appears ready to formally hand over the reins at the left center-back position to Lucas Hernandez after this season.
Sport Bild chief Christian Falk re-tweeted a post from the Twitter account @Roro89F which stated that sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic has decided that Hernandez would fill Alaba’s slot in the starting XI when this season ends.
Alaba, of course, has already announced his intentions to leave Bavaria and Hernandez was the player most assumed would be fill the void moving forward:
In his recruiting plans for the 2021/22 season, Hasan Salihamidzic has named Lucas Hernandez as David Alaba’s successor. [@cfbayern via Bayern-insider]
While Hernandez filling in for Alaba seems like a no-brainer given the large transfer fee that Bayern Munich paid for him back in 2019, manager Hansi Flick has opted to keep both Alaba and left-back Alphonso Davies in the lineup over Hernandez, who has been scuffling for playing time of late.
With Alaba and Davies starting most games at left center-back and left-back respectively, Hernandez is probably getting a little impatient for his tenure as the team’s go-to starter to begin.