Indisputable holder between 2018 and 2022 with the Blues, Benjamin Pavard was relegated to the position of substitute this winter after a missed match against Australia. A sporting disappointment fueled by tensions with Didier Deschamps which does not prevent FC Barcelona from targeting the French defender. The interest is real, it now remains to be determined when the 2018 world champion will land in Catalonia.
Nice surprise from world Cup 2018, Benjamin Pavard did not make it to the 2022 edition. The right side of the Bayern Munich completely missed his first match against australia and was relegated in the hierarchy of the side, behind Jules Kounde. Like the latter, he could soon join the FC Barcelona.
Contact exists between Barça and Pavard
Recently, Kicker revealed that those around Benjamin Pavard would have contacted the FC Barcelona for transfer. Information confirmed by Christian Falk which specifies that the French player would not be willing to extend his contract to the Bayern Munichwhich expires in June 2024. The latter could be tempted by a new experience after 4 seasons with the Bavarian club.
Deschamps already announces the color for the France team https://t.co/0la1TAMWQt pic.twitter.com/0FCvUsxxye
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What future for Benjamin Pavard?
Whether Benjamin Pavard does not seem up for a contract extension, it now remains to be determined when the latter could join the FC Barcelona. Two options emerge, that of a transfer this summer where the Catalan club should buy the player or wait until June 2024 and the end of his contract. As a reminder, the market value of Benjamin Pavard is estimated at €35m by the Transfermarkt site, which represents the sum paid by the Bavarian club for the recruitment of the defender in 2019 from stuttgart. A file to follow while Hasan Salihamidzicsports director of Bayern spoke in favor of an extension:We will discuss a new contract with Pavard because Benji is a very important player for us and we always have big plans together. As he told me, Pavard now feels very good at Bayern“.