Bayern land WC winner Pavard

09 January 2019 06:24:46 EST

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed the club have signed France international Benjamin Pavard, who will join the Bavarians at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has made great progress at Stuttgart and rose to prominence last summer as he helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in Russia.

Having agreed a five-year deal at the Allianz Arena, Salihamidzic is delighted to have Pavard heading to Bayern this summer.

“We’ve signed Benjamin Pavard for 1 July 2019. He’s put pen to paper on a five-year contract. He’s a young player and a world champion. We’re very glad and proud to have gained such a player for FC Bayern,” Salihamidzic said.

Pavard will add much-needed quality and versatility to the Bayern defence, as the youngster can play at both centre-back and right-back.

The reigning Bundesliga champions are currently in away from Germany in Doha at a warm-weather training camp during a winter break and return to action on 18th January at Hoffenheim.

Bayern are 1/40 to win the Bundesliga title this season, while frontrunners Borussia Dortmund are 16/1 to claim the German crown.

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