As reported by RMC, some of PSG’s fanbase, including ultra group leader Romain Mabille, are against Paris’ signing of Bayern Munich and France international defender Lucas Hernandez this summer.
L’Équipe reported yesterday that the two clubs were nearing an agreement over the 27-year-old left-back but the leader of the CUP, the club’s main ultra group, Mabille posted an angry message on Instagram saying that Hernandez was “not welcome” and that fans would “let him know” of their displeasure, siting the player’s Marseille roots.
The defender was born in Marseille, PSG’s eternal Classique rivals, in 1996 while his father Jean-François was an OM player but Lucas grew up in Spain emerging from Atlético Madrid’s youth system and has yet to play a league match in France during his career.
Mabille and Co. are also reportedly upset over the exuberance with which Hernandez, and his Bayern team mates, celebrated their 2020 Champions League final win over PSG in Lisbon, supposedly poking fun at Paris and taking a Marseille slant, who remain the only France club to win the European Cup and often enjoy reminding PSG of the fact. However, as RMC point out, Hernandez later told TF1 that this was not his intent.
PSG supporters are also concerned over Hernandez’s fitness after a knee ligament injury at the World Cup last year has stopped him from playing since, despite returning to training in recent times. Les Parisiens and the Bavarians are expected to agree on a transfer fee between €35m and €40m for Hernandez, whose Bayern contract is set to expire next summer.