As reported by Sport Bild, Benjamin Pavard wants to leave Bayern Munich. The 26-year-old French defender has a contract until 2024 but doesn’t plan on holding talks with the Bundesliga club in regards to extending his current deal.
In November, Pavard flirted with a Bayern departure. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the Frenchman said: “I’ve won everything with Bayern. I’m ready to evaluate new and interesting projects.”
Pavard received interest from Manchester United and Chelsea in the summer. Erik ten Hag wanted to sign the right-sided defender and MUFC made an enquiry, but no offer was made.
Per Sport Bild‘s report, Pavard has ruled out an extension at Säbener Straße and talks are out of the question. This means that Bayern would need to find a buyer for the defender, who enters the final year of his contract in the summer and with 12 months remaining on his deal, it may be difficult to recoup the €35m Bayern paid in 2019.
Pavard’s preferred position is in central-defence but he’s played predominantly at right-back for Bayern Munich. Noussair Mazraoui is also working his way into Bayern’s first team. Julian Nagelsmann also has a preference to play Dayot Upamecano and Matthijs de Ligt centrally.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder