FC Barcelona interested in 25-year old Bundesliga top defender
Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on Lucas Hernandez, although the 25-year-old French defender could be out of reach for them.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are interested in signing Lucas Hernandez in the summer transfer window. However, the 25-year-old French defender is unlikely to be poached away from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, owing to his valuation.
Lucas Hernandez joined Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid in an €80 million deal in the summer of 2019 and has since made gradual progress in his career. A key member of the French national side that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 25-year-old has had to share game time at the Allianz Arena so far.
To date, Hernandez has made 62 appearances for the reigning Bundesliga champions, chipping in with a goal and five assists. And in the season gone by, he seemed to have grown in stature at Bayern Munich, which is perhaps why a club like Barcelona might have set their sights on him.
Barcelona have bolstered their defence this summer by signing Eric Garcia on a Bosman move after the expiration of his deal with Manchester City. However, the Blaugrana need to sign another central defender in the wake of the uncertain futures that Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet are facing at Camp Nou.