Benjamin Pavard allowed to leave Bayern Munich immediately for €30m

Bild reports that Bayern Munich centre-back Benjamin Pavard can leave the club immediately if they receive an offer of €30m. 

It has previously been reported that Pavard has decided against extending his contract at Bayern and it now seems the club have set their outline for allowing the centre-back to leave. Pavard’s contract expires in 2024 so Bayern have to sell this summer if they are to recoup the majority of the €35m fee they paid for the 27-year-old in 2019 when he joined from VfB Stuttgart. 

Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have all previously shown interest in Pavard. The 27-year-old offers versatility being able to play not only as a centre-back but also as a right-back. This season, the French international has played 43 times for Bayern developing a knack for scoring, as he scored seven times with a brace against Augsburg. 

Pavard is likely to follow compatriot Lucas Hernández out of the door at Bayern. The departure of these two will help Bayern fund additional incomings as they look to sign a defensive midfielder, a striker and now possibly even an additional centre-back.

This may also indicate that Bayern sees their future central defence partnership being Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan

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