Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has vowed to support Lucas Hernandez’s decision to stay or leave the Wanda Metropolitano.
“When I talk about patience, I mean patience in general, not about Lucas,” Simeone told reporters after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Espanyol. We want Lucas, we saw him establish himself. He decides what he believes best. I will support him, I want to because I respect him and love him very much. Each decision is personal. I am respectful. Lucas is a young boy, with a good present and a better future. I hope he stays with us. The team loves him and needs him.”
Atletico player Rodrigo supported the decision of his coach, insisting Lucas has the backing of the squad, though they want him to remain. “We support him, especially him in the decision he makes,” Rodrigo said. “We want him to stay.”
Bayern Munich are believed to be hot on the trails to take Lucas Hernandez away from Spain. The Bavarians are one of the elite sides in Europe but are struggling in the league this season with the defence remaining a big issue. Whether Lucas turns down an offer in favour of a stay at Spain now remains to be seen.