BAYERN MUNICH's £68million deal to sign Lucas Hernandez included an extra bonus – Atletico Madrid's reserve team kit man.
Hernandez completed his move to the Bundesliga club earlier this week despite being ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury.
Getty – Contributor1 Lucas Hernandez has joined Bayern Munich for £68million – and will be joined in Germany by the Atletico Madrid reserve team kit man
But the German club not only signed the French international, they also nabbed another Atleti member of staff to act as his chaperone.
Second string kit man Oscar Hernandez, who is not related to the defender, is moving from Spain as part of the transfer.
The pair are said to have developed a close friendship during the 23-year-old's time in Madrid and Bayern want someone to help Lucas adjust to life in a new country.
World Cup winner Hernandez is currently rehabilitating from surgery to repair damaged knee ligaments he underwent on the day he signed for Munich.
And despite the fact he can only officially be registered as a Bayern player on July 1, Atleti have agreed for him to report early to link up with the club.
It will see Hernandez spent a week or so in hospital in Germany under the guidance of the Bayern medical team to ensure his recovery from the operation goes to plan.
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Despite forking out such a big fee on the player, the defender is not expected to be fit enough to play until the end of August at the earlier.
It represents something of a gamble splashing out so much money on a player who still has to prove he can overcome the knee injuries.
That is why they have agreed for the kit man, who was formerly the personal fitness coach of Diego Simeone, to accompanying the player to Germany.