Diego Simeone wants French defender Lucas to remain at the club

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists interest in Lucas Hernandez is normal but wants the French defender to stay.Reports in Spain claim that Bayern Munich are prepared to activate the France international’s £72million release clause and sign him when the January transfer window opens.However, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo says he has no knowledge of such offer and insisted Lucas wants to stay at the Spanish capital.Speaking about the situation, Simeone said, according to Goal:“What I can comment on is that I talked with him, with the club, [and] everyone knows what I think and what I would like.”“Until today, he’s been with us and there are no possibilities of talking about if he stays or goes. If he’s available to play, he’ll play, but I don’t like talking about hypotheticals.”Report: Owen now turns his attentions to BeckhamReport: Owen now turns his attentions to Beckham George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Michael Owen has now turned his war of words towards David Beckham.In the players serialised book in the Daily Mirror, “Reboot” has now turned…“As far as I’m concerned, we have a very important game between Espanyol, who are struggling because they’ve been undeservedly losing games on occasion and will demand a lot from us.”“As for Lucas, I told the club and him what I think of him and hopefully the fans will also show their affection.”“It’s difficult to suppose something that hasn’t happened. I don’t imagine things that haven’t happened, and if they do, I always imagine positive things. I’m optimistic.”“Lucas knows the affection we have, the footballer he is. It’s normal for Bayern to apparently want to pay his release clause. Then there’s the decision of Lucas and the club.”last_img