Current transfer fees are ‘unbelievable’, says Lucas Hernandez

BERLIN (AFP) – Lucas Hernandez, the most expensive signing in Bayern Munich’s history, said “unbelievable” fees are currently being paid on the transfer market, putting pressure on the players concerned to justify the astronomical sums.

The 23-year-old 2018 World Cup winner signed for EUR80 million from Atletico Madrid and became a Bayern player in July.

The Frenchman cost nearly double the price of Bayern’s previous record signings – Corentin Tolisso, from Lyon in 2017/18 for EUR41.5 million, and Javi Martinez for EUR40 million from Bilbao in 2012/13.

“Transfer fees have recently become more and more exaggerated. Unbelievable sums are being paid,” Hernandez told broadcaster DAZN.

Hernandez said he is obliged to justify the price tag Bayern paid.

“Due to all the trust the club has placed in me with this sum, it is now up to me to pay it back on the pitch and to give my all,” he added.