Theo Hernandez open to joining Bayern Munich in summer

AC Milan full-back Theo Hernandez is open to joining Bayern Munich in the summer after holding preliminary talks with the Bavarian club.
AC Milan's Theo Hernandez open to joining Bayern Munich in the summer.
AC Milan's Theo Hernandez open to joining Bayern Munich in the summer. / Francesco Scaccianoce/GettyImages

It was a strange Champions League evening for Alphonso Davies on Wednesday. The Canadian full-back didn’t start against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. He came off the bench after 25 minutes to replace injured Serge Gnabry. Davies went on to score Die Roten’s goal in the second half. His goal was going to be the winner for Bayern until Joselu came up with a quickfire brace at the end of the game to seal Real Madrid’s place in the final.

Davies delivered a strong performance for Bayern against a club keen on signing him in the summer. He has endured a difficult few weeks since the last international break, losing his spot in the starting XI. His performance on Wednesday provides a stark reminder of his quality.

Bayern are still waiting to hear from Davies after making a final contract extension offer in March. The Canadian left-back has 12 months left on his contract. Real Madrid have concrete interest in signing Davies, but talks are yet to take place between both clubs.

Die Roten are also working on potential replacements in case Davies decides against signing a new deal. AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez is Bayern’s top target to replace Davies. The Bavarian club has held preliminary talks with the player’s agents.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, Hernandez is open to joining Bayern in the summer. The French defender will cost more than €60 million since his contract at AC Milan expires in 2026. Die Roten are yet to open concrete negotiations with AC Milan and the French full-back regarding a transfer.

Hernandez has been one of the best left-backs in Serie A over the last few seasons. He is a tenacious defender and contributes well in the final third. The 26-year-old full-back has chipped in with five goals and four assists for AC Milan in Serie A this season. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)

Bayern can afford to sign Hernandez if they get a significant fee for Davies. The Bavarian club will not entertain bargain deals for Davies since he is 23 and the peak of his career is ahead of him. In an ideal scenario, Rekordmeister will hope for a bidding war if Davies rejects their final contract offer.

Apart from Hernandez, Bayern have heavily scouted Girona’s Miguel Guiterrez for the left-back position. Real Madrid have a buyback option on Guiterrez. If the Spanish club re-signs Guiterrez in the summer, seeing him used as a makeweight in the deal for Davies will not be surprising.