Benjamin Pavard To Join Bayern Munich For €35 million
French World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard will join Bayern Munich from Stuttgart on a five – year contract asof July 1, the defending German champions revealed Wednesday .
Media reports in Germany put the transfer at 35million euros ($ 40 million ) for the 22 – year- old who can play at right – back or centre – back .
“He is young and a world champion , so we are happy and proud to have won over such a player,” said Bayern ’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at their winter training camp in Doha.
Pavard’s status skyrocketed last summer when the centre -back scored the goal of the World Cup with a stunning net -busting strike in a 4-3 last- 16 win over Argentina that set France on their way to the Russia 2018 title .
Pavard has been at struggling VfB Stuttgart, who are currently third from bottom in Germany ’s top flight , since2016 after he joined from French side Lille for five million euros.