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Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard wants move to center-back, but is stuck for now

Benjamin Pavard is seeking a move inside on defense.

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Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard was originally signed to be one of Bayern Munich’s center-backs, but never really had enough time to establish himself at the position.

When Joshua Kimmich moved to central midfield on a permanent basis, Pavard slid into the role of right-back and has been the starter ever since.

Now, however, it appears that Pavard would like to return to playing a central defensive role, where he is more “comfortable.” According to Tz’s Philipp Kessler, Pavard is unable to make the move to center-back until Bayern Munich finds a capable replacement at right-back:

#Pavard wants to be used regularly in central defense at #FCBayern in the future. He feels more comfortable in the center of defense than in the RB position. But as long as no equivalent/better player is found there, he will continue to play mainly as RV. @mano_bonke

This presents an interesting dilemma for Bayern Munich and one that might eventually lead to Pavard transferring away.