Lucas Hernandez Will Join PSG As Part Of Squad Revamp After France International Agreed Personal Terms With French Club
Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
Bayern Munich defender, Lucas Hernandez is set to join PSG as part of the French club summer squad revamp with the player having already agreed personal terms to make the switch to Ligue 1 giant.
The France International defender who recently returned from an ACL rupture injury will join up with international teammate Kylian Mbappe who has established himself as a key figure in the Paris with whom he won the World Cup with in 2018.
The 27 year old who is versatile in quiet a handful of positions at the backline will reportedly sign a four year deal running until 2027 with the club, a much needed boost for the club’s European ambition next season.
Hernandez had been in contract talks with the German side before PSG made signing him a priority, according to Foot Mercato, with the two parties now seemingly in agreement as per L’Equipe.
However, Bayern would now need to be convinced to let their star defender leave the club, which may prove no easy task even for the financial superpower that is the French champions.
The immediate futures of Sergio Ramos and Presnel Kimpembe are unclear, and if both or even just one of the pair left this summer, Les Parisiens would be left thinly covered at centre half.
Hernandez is under contract until summer 2024 at Bayern, meaning that the club face an agonising wait to see if their star defender will depart for a cut-price fee this summer, or allow the German side to pitch an improved deal.
In fact, the 27-year-old had been due to do so, according to Foot Mercato, with a deal running up to 2027 on the table, with PSG now throwing a curve ball in those discussions and drawing the player’s eye.
The same reports suggest that the Marseille-born defender is increasingly keen on a move to Ligue 1, and that talks have accelerated between the two parties.
Former Chelsea manager, Graham Potter is the favorite to take over the vacant managerial seat at Sir Jim Ratcliffe Nice’ after interim coach, Didier Digard contract comes to an end at the end of the season.
The ex Brighton coach who has been out of work since being sacked by the London based club in April is now thought to be top of the Ligue 1 club’s shortlist to succeed Didier Digard according to reports.
According to L’Equipe, Potter is interested in the role and has unanimous backing from Nice’s board members, with meetings having already taken place over a potential appointment.
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The former Brighton manager is said to be favoured by INEOS’s director of sport Dave Brailsford, who would be interested in installing a British manager at the Cote d’Azur club.
Thiago Motta, who manages Serie A side Bologna, is candidate to take over from Digard preferred by INEOS sport’s chief executive Jean-Claude Blanc – but as the former Paris Saint-Germain player is in contention to take over from Christophe Galtier should the ex-Nice manager be handed his marching orders in the French capital, Potter may have the edge.
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