Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to sign French defender Benjamin Pavard, who will join the German champions on a five-year deal from next season, the Bavarian club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old currently plays for Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart and was involved in France’s 2018 World Cup final victory over Croatia in Russia, a tournament where he also scored a stunning goal in the last-16 win over Argentina.
‘I can announce that we managed to get the services of Benjamin Pavard from July 1, 2019,’ Salihamidzic told reporters during a Bayern training camp in Qatar, without giving any financial details of the transfer.
Bundesliga appearances: 14
Pass Success: 84.7 per cent
Aerial Duels won: Average 3 per match
Interceptions: Average 1.9 per match
‘He signed a five-year contract.’
The season resumes next week after the annual winter break with Bayern, who have won the last six league titles, in second place, six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Pavard’s Stuttgart, however, are struggling at the bottom end of the table in 16th and play fellow strugglers Mainz next week.