World Cup winner Pavard to join Bayern Munich from July 1

Benjamin Pavard scored a brilliant goal against Argentina during France’s run to World Cup glory

Benjamin Pavard scored a brilliant goal against Argentina during France’s run to World Cup glory

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign French World Cup victor Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer.

The toussled, talented young French defender, a World Champion as of last summer, is reportedly set to cost Bayern around €35million.

Bayern Munich Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the news, expressing his delight in acquiring the full-back's services.

According to the official Bundesliga website, Pavard has signed a five-year deal with the Bavarians.

"He is a very interesting player whom we really want to sign", Salihamidzic added of the 18-year-old.

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Anyway, it would be entirely remiss of us to mention Pavard and not include mention of the achingly handsome goal he scored at the World Cup - later voted the goal of the tournament...

He has featured 14 times for a struggling Stuttgart this season, with the club now 16th in the Bundesliga table.

Pavard joined Stuttgart from Lille in 2016, helping the side to win promotion back to the Bundesliga.

The season resumes next week after the annual winter break with Bayern, who have won the last six league titles, in second place, six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund after a dip in form following a strong start to the season.

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