Will Pavard join the group of center-backs that already includes Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, and Niklas Süle or will he occupy right-back, which would allow Joshua Kimmich to move to a central midfield role?
In addition, youth players Lars Lukas Mai and Chris Richards (whose move has not been announced, although he is back in Germany) are two of Bayern’s brightest young prospects, as well. One thing is certain: Pavard’s versatility will be a big asset as the club transitions to its next core group of players.
Niko Kovač: "Benjamin Pavard is a young player but already has experience in the Bundesliga playing at CB and RB. He also won the World cup as right back. He wanted to make the next step in his career and we are happy to have signed him" pic.twitter.com/00xMs6JLw2— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 9, 2019
Jerome Boateng will not be going anywhere this winter (cf. Manchester Evening News).
A transfer this winter is actually out of the question for me. It was a difficult year for me. I fell short of my competitive expectations and I’m was not happy about it.
What is not so clear are the 2014 Word Cup winner’s plans for the summer. With heavy links to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, along with an up-and-down Hinrunde, Boateng will have to decide whether he needs a change of scenery or is ready to battle for playing time in what could be a very competitive group of defenders.
James Rodriguez was very excited over the bottle flip, but Renato Sanches was not as amused.
Videos of players killing time are always great.
Not that anyone here needed any evidence, but Joshua Kimmich is so integral to Bayern’s attack.