AOn Tuesday, Lucas Hernandez showed himself to be the proud Nations League winner on his return to Munich, and a day later a judicial ruling from 2019 caught up with him: A Spanish court has the execution of a prison sentence against the soccer world champion on Wednesday arranged. The requested suspension was rejected.
The 25-year-old from FC Bayern violated a ban on approaching and contacting his girlfriend in 2017, with whom he is now married after the reconciliation. The 32nd criminal court in Madrid ruled on Wednesday that Hernandez had to appear there on October 19 and begin his six-month prison sentence, imposed two years ago, in a prison of his choice within ten days. According to a court announcement, an appeal has been lodged against the enforcement.
The case is at least curious: In 2017, the professional was banned from contact because of a violent argument with his current wife. According to the court, the couple violated this rule by flying to Miami together a few months later.
Hernandez was therefore briefly arrested at Madrid airport after his return from vacation. In 2019, the professional was sentenced to six months in prison by the 35th criminal court in Madrid. This is now to be carried out.
Most expensive purchase in Bundesliga history
Bayern Munich did not comment on the judicial case of his professional on Wednesday at the request of the SID news agency. Should Hernandez accept the summons, he would definitely be out of the Champions League away game of the German record champions on October 20 at Benfica Lisbon.
Hernandez took part in Bayern training for the first time on Tuesday after returning from the French national team. The 25-year-old smiled in front of the unit on a photo with teammate Corentin Tolisso. With France, Hernandez had won the Nations League on Sunday by beating Spain 2-1.
Hernandez moved from Atletico Madrid to Bayern in 2019 for 80 million euros. It is still the most expensive purchase in Bundesliga history. Due to injuries, Hernandez has not been able to live up to expectations so far.
At the start of this season, the 2018 world champion was also missing after a knee operation. Hernandez only got back into training at the end of August, but he has always been in the starting line-up of coach Julian Nagelsmann since the 4-1 win in Leipzig on September 11th. Hernandez makes “a very good impression. He’s back physically and has no knee problems, ”Nagelsmann recently praised the central defender.