Lucas Hernandez completes €80m move to Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid

Lucas Hernandez completes €80m move to Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid

- Lucas Hernandez has completed a transfer move to Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid

- Hernandez who was part of France 2018 World Cup winning squad signed a five-year deal

- The 23-year-old defender is expected to join his new team on July 1

After crashing out of the 2018/19 Champions League, German giants Bayern Munich have bolstered their squad with the reported €80 million club record signing of Lucas Hernandez.

Lucas Hernandez who was part of France's 2018 World Cup winning team will join Bayern Munich on July 1 from Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

The 23-year-old defender completed a medical over the international break and has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.

Hernandez will be the 10th French player over the years to have joined Bayern after signing another France World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard in the January transfer window.

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Pavard will join Bayern from VfB Stuttgart at the end of the 2018/19 season.

"Today is a very important day in my football career. Bayern Munich is one of the best clubs in Europe and the world. I am proud to be able to fight for all titles for Bayern in the future.

"I would like to thank Atletico, the management, the coaches, my team-mates and the fans for a wonderful 12 years.

''Atletico will always be part of me. Now I'm happy that I'm taking the next step at Bayern,'' Hernandez said in a statement released by his new club.

Earlier, had reported how Premier League campaigners Arsenal are ready to join Manchester United in the race to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.

Already, Manchester United are said to have made contact with the 29-year-old Germany international, but they will now face serious competition from Arsenal. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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