In recent months there have been numerous rumors and speculations about Benjamin Pavard and his sporting future at Bayern Munich. According to current media reports, the Frenchman has now made a final decision and definitely wants to leave the German record champions.
After four years at Bayern, the Benjamin Pavard chapter is slowly but surely coming to an end. Bayern fought until the end for an extension with the 27-year-old, as reported by “BILD” without success.
According to “BILD” reporter Tobias Altschäffl, Pavard will leave FC Bayern: “Around three weeks ago, Pavard and his management told Bayern that they would definitely not extend in Munich,” he explained in the “Stammplatz” podcast.
Pavard sale in the summer is imminent
It is unclear when Pavard will leave FCB. According to this, a change is possible this summer, but not until 2024. The problem: If Bayern does not sell the French national player in the coming change period, there is a risk of a free transfer in 12 months. The Bayern bosses absolutely want to prevent this scenario.
In plain language: Bayern will force a sale in the upcoming summer transfer phase in order to get a reasonably attractive transfer fee. Pavard’s market value is currently estimated at 35 million euros. Numerous top clubs should deal with the defender. The 2018 world champion is particularly popular in the English Premier League. In addition to Chelsea and Manchester United, Liverpool FC is also said to be interested.
It will be exciting to see how Bayern react to a possible Pavard farewell. Especially since Lucas Hernandez is currently associated with an early departure. Pavard’s compatriot is also only contractually bound to FCB until 2024 and is flirting with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. In the worst case, Bayern would have to replace two long-standing defenders in the summer.