Lucas Hernandez Requests Transfer from Bayern Munich to Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez has expressed his desire to leave the club. The French international has reportedly communicated his intentions to the club’s management, stating that he wishes to join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer. This information was initially reported by Sky Sports and further confirmed by other sources.
Hernandez’s current contract with Bayern Munich is set to expire in 2024. However, the 27-year-old has made it clear that he has no plans to renew his contract. This decision comes as a surprise as a contract extension had been anticipated throughout the spring season.
The defender’s decision to leave Bayern Munich is believed to be influenced by PSG’s offer, which has reportedly swayed him. Despite Bayern’s efforts, they have been unable to convince Hernandez to stay. His departure will leave a significant gap in the team’s defense, as Hernandez was the only left-footed option at center-back and an alternative to Alphonso Davies at left-back.
According to Florian Plettenberg, a journalist with Sky Sports, Bayern Munich is expected to demand around €60m plus bonuses for Hernandez. The Frenchman, who was originally an €80m signing, has had a successful four seasons with Bayern Munich, winning four Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.
The ball is now in PSG’s court. It’s up to the Ligue 1 champions to make their opening offer. Hernandez’s departure will not only impact Bayern Munich but also put the spotlight on his France teammate Benjamin Pavard, whose future in Bayern Munich is also uncertain in this transfer window.
This story is developing and more updates are expected in the coming days.