Bayern Munich to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer

Benjamin Pavard
Image: Benjamin Pavard is to join Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer.

The club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said the 22-year-old has signed a five-year deal, with reports suggesting the Bundesliga sides have agreed a transfer fee of around €35m.

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Salihamidzic announced the deal at Bayern's training camp in Doha, with Pavard's contract to start in the summer.

Benjamin Pavard
Image: Pavard won the World Cup with France

"I can confirm that Benjamin Pavard will join us on a five-year deal from July 1, 2019," Salihamidzic said.

"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."

Pavard enjoyed an impressive World Cup in Russia, scoring a spectacular goal in his country's win over Argentina in the round of 16.

Pavard

He was linked with a number of clubs following his successful summer but returned to Stuttgart. However, they have struggled this season and sit in 16th place in the Bundesliga.

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Pavard joined Stuttgart from Lille in 2016, helping the side to win promotion back to the Bundesliga.

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