France international Lucas Hernandez is close to signing his new contract as part of PSG‘s plans for 2023.
After a summer mercato that Luis Campos described as a “failure”, PSG are looking to strengthen their squad this winter and had targeted the central defender position as a priority. After the failure of the Milan Skriniar deal, PSG have been looking at other options in this area and have drawn up a shortlist of French-speaking players.
If Mohamed Simakan or Axel Disasi were targeted by the PSG management, it was indeed the world champion Lucas Hernandez who was considered a favourite. But the Bayern Munich player, who will be Paris Saint-Germain‘s next opponent in the Champions League, will not join PSG in the end. The 26-year-old defender is expected to initial his new contract with the Munich outfit in the next few days.
PSG Mercato : Lucas Hernandez will extend his contract at Bayern Munich
Lucas Hernandez has been on the radar of the German giants for a long time, but his extension is set to take shape before the winter transfer window. As insider Pedro Almeida has revealed, the former Atletico Madrid player will sign a new three-season deal, tying him to Bayern Munich until June 2027. The versatile defender was forced to leave the French national team after suffering a serious knee injury in the first match against Australia. A few days later, the player underwent surgery, as confirmed by his club. “After rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Lucas Hernandez underwent successful surgery on Thursday evening in Innsbruck, by Professor Christian Fink.”
With this extension, it is another setback for PSG in defence, while discussions for the signing of Milan Skriniar are slow to materialise. The Inter Milan player has still not given an answer to either Paris or his club, who are pushing for a contract extension. If the deal falls through, PSG could be forced to abandon their three-man defence, especially as Mohamed Simakan‘s bid for a move to RB Leipzig has also fallen through. This could mean a complicated winter for PSG in terms of defensive signings.