​Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Lucas Hernandez for €80m, with the Frenchman set to join the club on 1 July.

Lucas has been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena for several months, and Bayern have now put an end to the speculation by confirming the deal.

The club confirmed the news on their ​official website, writing: "Lucas Hernandez will move from ​Atletico Madrid to ​Bayern Munich on 1 July. The 23-year-old defender has signed a five-year contract until June 30, 2024, and Atletico Madrid have received the fixed transfer fee of €80m."

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic revealed he was delighted to sign the World Cup winner, adding: "I am very happy that in Lucas Hernandez we have been able to sign one of the best defensive players in the world and a world champion. 

"Lucas can be used both in central defence and as a left-back. In addition, Lucas will continue our tradition of outstanding French players and will strengthen our team."

However, club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt confirmed Lucas will need to undergo surgery to fix a knee ligament injury. Fortunately, the Frenchman is expected to be fit and available for the start of the 2019/20 ​Bundesliga season.

Finally, Lucas admitted he was proud to make the move to the Allianz Arena. He said: "Today is a very important day in my football career. Bayern Munich is one of the best clubs in Europe and the world. I am proud to be able to fight for all titles for Bayern in the future. 


"I would like to thank Atletico, the management, the coaches, my team-mates and the fans for a wonderful twelve years. Atletico will always be a part of me. Now I'm happy that I'm taking the next step at Bayern."