Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he will ‘support’ and ‘respect’ Lucas Hernandez if he decides to join Bayern Munich next month.
Lucas had reportedly agreed to join Bayern for €85m and missed Atleti’s 1-0 defeat to Espanyol on Saturday, although the defender was ruled out with a knee injury.
“Every decision is personal and I respect them,” Simeone said after the game.
“Lucas is a young lad with a good present and an even better future. I hope he stays with us. The team love him and need him.
“We love Lucas and watched him grow, but we’ll let him decide what he thinks is best for him.
“I’ll support him with whichever decision he takes and I’ll respect it because I love him so much.”