Bayern Munich confirm €35m signing for World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard
- Updated: January 10, 2019
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have completed the signing of France and Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard for €35 million.
The 22-year-old World Cup winner will join the Bavarians at the end of the 2018-19 season.
Bayern were keen on signing the young defender who played a key role in France’s World Cup triumph in Russia last year and activated his release clause to bring him to the Alliance Arena.
Pavard played six matches in France’s World Cup campaign at right back including the final. His most memorable moment was his wonder strike against Argentina which was also voted as the goal of the tournament.
“I can confirm that Benjamin Pavard will join us on a five-year deal from 1st July 2019. Pavard is a young player and a world champion. We’re delighted and very proud to have been able to secure the services of a player like him” Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said.
Bayern have endured a poor start to their campaign this season and are currently six points behind league leaders Dortmund for the first time in 8 years.
Bayern’s poor form means this is unlikely to be their final piece of business this January with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery set to leave them at the end of the season.
As reported earlier the Bundesliga outfit is also in a bidding war with Chelsea to acquire the services of their wonder kid Callum Hudson-Odoi. Chelsea are yet to accept Bayern’s £35m offer.
Bayern Munich has already completed the £10m signing of Alphonso Davies from Vancouver Whitecaps. The 18-year-old Canadian has already traveled to Qatar with the side on January 4th where they are currently enjoying a warm winter break.
Bayern Munich will resume the Bundesliga season with an away trip to Hoffenheim on January 18