Benjamin Pavard was one of the few bright spots of a mixed season. However, he will probably leave Bayern – possibly as early as the summer.
Munich – Four league titles, one DFB Cup victory and one Champions League triumph: these are just a few of the many titles Benjamin Pavard has won in four years at FC Bayern Munich. Apparently, this year's championship, which the record champions secured in a spectacular season finale in Cologne, is the Frenchman's last title in a Bayern jersey. In the meantime, he has probably informed those responsible in Munich that he will leave FC Bayern.
|Benjamin Jacques Marcel Pavard|
|Born:||28 March 1996 (aged 27 years), Maubeuge, France|
|Contract with FC Bayern Munich until:||June 30th 2024|
|Market value:||35 million euros|
No contract extension: Pavard has already informed the Bayern management of his departure
This is reported by Sport Bild. According to the report, both Bayern's defensive all-rounder personally and his management informed the management of the record champions "about three weeks ago" that he was not seeking an extension of his working paper, which expires in 2024. Pavard had already hinted at his farewell with a telling performance after Bayern's defeat against Leipzig.
According to information from Sky, the French international wants to leave the Bavarian capital as early as the upcoming summer transfer window. In the meantime, he has also revealed this even more concrete decision to the Bayern bosses.
Is about to say goodbye to Munich: Bayern defender Benjamin Pavard. © Imago / Revierfoto
FCB will have to sell Pavard in the summer in order to generate a transfer fee
From FC Bayern's point of view, too, a departure of the Frenchman this summer seems to be the most sensible option. After all, the club would like to achieve a transfer fee for Pavard, whose future was completely open for a long time, through a sale and not have to let him leave on a free transfer next year.
However, if the Munich team demands too much money for the outgoing defender, he is ready to fulfill his contract, according to Sport Bild. Its market value currently stands at 35 million euros (source: transfermarkt.de). For just this amount, he moved from VfB Stuttgart to Munich in 2019. Since then, he has made 162 competitive appearances for Bayern, scoring twelve times.
Several top clubs from abroad are showing interest in outgoing Bayern star Pavard
It is not yet certain where Pavard will end up. However, there are plenty of potential buyers for the 27-year-old, who can play both as a full-back and as a central defender. Several top foreign clubs are probably interested in the Bayern star.
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While the French defender is now presumably leaving Bayern, Raphael Guerreiro, a former BVB full-back, could move to Munich. (wuc)