The price of the deal is currently unknown but it has previously been reported that Bayern want around €30m, due to the 27-year-old’s contract expiring next summer, so it is likely that United’s offer was not close to that fee.
Pavard has already reached a verbal agreement with United over a move so it is now up to the clubs to reach an agreement on a fee. Where Pavard will play at United is unknown. The Frenchman wants to play in his preferred role of centre-back at his new club but it is possible that Pavard could also be played as right-back.
Although Pavard started for Bayern yesterday in the Super Cup against RB Leipzig, the 27-year-old was hauled off at half-time with a relatively poor performance, while his replacement Noussair Mazraoui was a considerable improvement. While the arrival of Kim Min-Jae at Bayern also suggests that there is no place for Pavard in the centre of Bayern’s defence from now on.
GGFN | Jack Meenan