Lucas Hernandez: “I’m good at Atletico Madrid but…”

Lucas Hernandez has spoken out on his future for the first time, insisting he is ‘good’ at Atletico Madrid but ‘would consider’ a move away.

A recent report in Marca stated Bayern Munich had triggered the defender’s €80m release clause and agreed a four-year deal, while he has confirmed contact but denied reports of a deal.

“There are a lot of clubs in Europe that make me dream, but I will not tell you who and I'm fine good in Madrid,” Lucas told Le Figaro, as cited by El Mundo.

“But if I have to leave tomorrow because a project interests me, I would consider it.

“Bayern contact me a lot and every time I have to think about the pros and cons one to make the best possible decision for me, my family and my career.”

Lucas also revealed how Antoine Griezmann was instrumental in why he chose to represent France – the nation of his birth – over Spain, where he has lived since his fifth birthday.

“He told me that although Spain had given me everything, I had French blood and if one day France called me I could not say no,” added the defender.

“Before meeting my wife and having our son (on August 1), I liked to go out and take advantage of my life as a bachelor.

“He caught my attention and told me I had to calm down…both on and off the field, Griezmann is my brother.”

The 22-year-old only signed a new contract with Los Colchoneros in June but has seemingly been swayed by the project on offer in Bavaria.

Lucas broke through for Atleti during the 2015-16 campaign and has gone on to make 105 appearances under Diego Simeone, winning a Europa League and European Super Cup.

Equally adept at left-back and centre-back, he was also part of the France team who won the World Cup in Russia.

Bayern, for their part, have plans of overhauling their first team after a poor start to the season and their lack of impact in the Champions League.

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