And if, like Robert Lewandowski, Benjamin Pavard left Bayern Munich. Like the transfer of the Polish striker to FC Barcelona, this perspective could seem a little surprising at the start of the summer, until the rumors were well and truly founded. We may be living the same thing with the French world champion. Time goes by, we slowly put together the pieces of a puzzle that is starting to look like something.
Bayern Munich even opened the door to a departure from their defender. The latter is under contract until 2024 and can still bring in a substantial sum of money. The management does not intend to sell off an important element of its defense either, which, if not brilliant, has always been of service. The Bavarian giant has set its price at €35m as reported Sky Germany a few days ago.
Bayern are sellers
This tariff could frighten more than one, but according to the information of Picture and Sun, there are quite a few courtiers, and above all, all of great reputation. The transfer of the former Lille would fill the coffers of the club again, a little empty following the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt. And then there is the extension of Serge Gnabry and the possible transfer of young Mathys Tel to be financed.
Manchester United and Chelsea are the two most serious contenders. The two English clubs are looking for a central defender, even two for the Blues, in addition to a right piston with the probable future departure of Cesar Azpilicueta. Pavard’s versatility allows him to fulfill both roles. To facilitate a movement, it is even Pini Zahavi himself who plays the luxury intermediary.
United and Chelsea are on pole
We then understand better why the biggest European clubs are in the game. Juventus and Atlético de Madrid are also interested, but appear to be a little further back than the two Premier League rivals. At 26 and after three seasons in Bavaria, the tricolor international (45 caps, 2 goals) is undoubtedly turning a page in his career, to write a new one.