Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard’s future in Bavaria is turning cloudy. After four seasons for Die Roten, the Frenchman might be contemplating a move to a different team and a different league — one where he might, perhaps, star at center-back.
That’s been Pavard’s stated dream for a couple of seasons now. But if he wants to pair with compatriot Lucas Hernández in the center of Julian Nagelsmann’s defense, there are a couple of complicating factors — namely, the presence of two superb center-backs in Matthijs de Ligt (recently arrived from Juventus) and Dayot Upamecano.
Regardless, it’s a situation the Bayern brass want to see resolved as quickly as possible.
“We have big goals and will try to solve this issue at early on — no matter in which direction,” said Bayern sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžic in an interview for Sport Bild (via @iMiaSanMia). “We have to see what’s best for both sides.”
That’s a statement that sounds like it’s opening doors — including the exit door at Säbener Straße. But who can Bayern get in the summer transfer window to replace him? That might be a question for another time.
“We would be doing things wrong if we didn’t keep a close eye on the market. As always, we’re keeping our eyes wide open,” Brazzo added.