Bayern keen on Lucas Hernandez extension

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Bayern Munich are keen to reach an agreement over a new contract with Lucas Hernandez, according to Fabrizio Romano. The defender will enter the last year of his current deal at the end of the season, but the Bavarians obviously see him as an important member of their team, especially in light of the large likelihood of Benjamin Pavard leaving as a free agent next summer.

Hernandez probably wasn’t thinking about this issue at all as he prepared for the World Cup, but the 26-year-old will have plenty of time to consider his future now, having suffered an ACL tear in France’s tournament opener against Australia earlier this week. Bayern have confirmed he has undergone successful surgery and his long recovery starts now.

Hernandez joined Bayern from Atletico Madrid for no less than €80 million in 2019, and since then he’s gone on to wear their shirt on 107 occasions, helping them win three Bundesliga titles, one DFB-Pokal, and the 2020 Champions League followed by the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

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