As reported by Sport Bild, Benjamin Pavard, as well as his agency, informed Bayern Munich that the defender does not wish to extend his contract with Die Rekordmeister beyond 2024 when it expires.
This means that Bayern will have to make a decision that they undoubtedly did not want to make. The options that are available to the record champions are to either sell Pavard this summer or allow him to leave for free when his contract expires in 2024.
However, Pavard is hopeful for the latter as he believes Bayern will deter sides away with their asking price for the versatile French defender. This is because Pavard has been one of Bayern Munich’s most consistent performers this season, and he will be a significant loss for Thomas Tuchel, who has tried to convince Pavard to stay, as reported by Kerry Hau of Sport1.
Pavard has been utilised across the entire defensive line this campaign, proving to be a reliable option for either Julian Nagelsmann or Thomas Tuchel. However, with eight goal contributions in all competitions this season, he has often found a route to a goal in crucial instances for Bayern this campaign.
Nevertheless, Pavard wishes to challenge himself in another country with clubs in Spain and England all said to be interested in the 2018 World Cup winner.
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