Done Deal: Man Utd Long-term Target Signs New Five-year Deal
MANCHESTER UNITED target Lucas Hernandez has extended his Atletico Madrid contract.
The 21-year-old defender has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal, committing his future to the club until 2022.
“It is great news for all Atletico fans, he is a player with enormous potential with a spectacular future to come,” said the club’s sporting director Jose Luis Caminero.
Hernandez – who is capable of playing at left-back or centre-back – has made 20 appearances this season.
He has also won five caps for France at Under-21 level.
Spanish news outlet Don Balon reported last week that Hernandez is on Jose Mourinho’s wish list.
The United boss was said to be preparing to launch a bid this summer.
A new central defender is high on Mourinho’s agenda due to fitness doubts over Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.