Manchester United may manage to lure Benjamin Pavard to Old Trafford because he could be “sold” by Bayern Munich this summer, according to a Bild journalist. Christian Falk.
The Red Devils have already bolstered their central defensive options by signing Lisandro Martinez in a £55m deal from Ajax, but new boss Erik ten Hag has set their sights on landing Pavard before the September 1 transfer deadline.
What is the latest news about Pavard?
According to French media L’Equipe, via The Sun, Manchester United and Chelsea are vying to bring Pavard to the Premier League.
However, the report notes that they are not the only clubs monitoring the France international’s 45-match status, with Juventus and Atletico Madrid also among the favorites.
Pavard cost Bayern Munich £31.4m when he joined from German rivals Stuttgart in 2019.
With two years remaining on his £115,000-a-week contract, there are doubts over whether the defender has a long-term future at Allianz Arena.
This is because Falk has open This agent Benny Zahavi is helping Pavard’s representatives find a new club before the transfer deadline.
What did Christian Falk say about Pavard?
Falk is aware that Bayern Munich is open to offloading Pavard amid interest from various clubs this summer.
The head of Bild’s football department believes that the actions of the Bundesliga champions during the transfer window have turned the French player into a fringe figure, increasing Manchester United’s chances of being able to pounce.
When asked if Pavard is on his way to the Premier League, Falk told GIVEMESPORT: “That’s right. He’s one of the candidates who could be sold at Bayern Munich.
“He played at right-back, but they bought Nusair Mazraoui from Ajax Amsterdam. He prefers to play as a central defender, but they bought Matthijs de Ligt, so he already knows that his chances of playing are not very great this season.”
Why Pavard is interested in Manchester United?
Manchester United conceded more goals than relegated Burnley last season, so it’s clear that Tin Hag needs to add better quality to his defence.
Pavard, who won a slew of titles at club level and also the 2018 World Cup with France, could be a smart addition to the Dutchman’s squad.
The 26-year-old has shown versatility, playing across defense and in midfield, which could come in handy during a rigorous Premier League season.
Pavard is also capable of being a threat in the final third of the field and has scored 16 goals during his time at Bayern Munich, so he can offer Manchester United creativity as well as solidity.
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