The order of admission to prison for Lucas Hernández has caused a real earthquake in Munich. For now, Bayern, the club that made the former Atlético de Madrid the most expensive signing in its history after entering a total of 80 million euros in the mattress coffers, has preferred not to make a statement on the matter. As AS learned, the Bundesliga champion had no record of the legal problems Lucas is facing until the news came to light last Tuesday in the Munich daily TZ. Regardless of the legal outcome, it is also possible (and no less likely) that the matter will bring Lucas consequences with his club. There was even talk of a possible termination of the contract.
In sports, Bayern itself is also faced with a most uncomfortable situation since, In the event that Lucas has to serve the six-month prison sentence imposed by the Madrid courts as of October 29, he would have to dispense with one of the pillars of his defense for most of the season. In this way, Lucas he would miss 24 of the 34 Bundesliga rounds, the remaining four in the Champions group stage plus some hypothetical eighths, quarters and the first leg of the semis of the maximum continental competition as well as eighths, quarters and semis of the Pokal. The French international would be released from prison at the end of April 2022, So, presumably, he could play the last two days of the Bundesliga plus a hypothetical semifinal round and the Champions League final as well as a hypothetical cup final.
President Herbert Hainer and CEO Oliver Kahn are expected to speak out on this Thursday during a ceremony at the Bavarian club’s academy. Meanwhile, practically all the German and French media echoed the news on their websites. The Süddeutsche Zeitung explained in its online version that within the club “they were surprised as to the evolution of the case”. It should be remembered that Bayern will head to Lisbon to face Benfica in the Champions League next Tuesday, October 19, the date on which Lucas was summoned to appear at the Criminal Court 32 of Madrid to choose the Penitentiary Center in which he wishes to fulfill his sentence. Not even Bayern Munich knows at this time if Lucas will get on the plane that will take the Germans to Portuguese lands next week.