France global Benjamin Pavard joins Bayern Munich

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French World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard will join Bayern Munich from Stuttgart on a five-year contract as of July 1, the defending German champions revealed Wednesday (Jan 9).

With the transfer window now in full swing, Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of a French 2018 FIFA World Cup victor, who will join them by the end of the 2018/19 season.

Salihamidzic has now confirmed that terms have been agreed for a switch come the end of the season, with Pavard to sign a deal that will keep him at Bayern until 2024.

The 22-year-old now plays for Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart and was involved in France's 2018 World Cup final victory over Croatia in Russian Federation, a tournament where he also scored a stunning goal in the Round of 16 win over Argentina.

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Pavard, 22, was part of the Les Bleus team that triumphed at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Pavard joined Stuttgart from Lille in 2016 and has been used as a centre-back and right-back by both club and country.

"Pavard is a young player and a world champion". However, they have struggled this season and sit in 16th place in the Bundesliga.

Bayern are in Doha at a winter training camp during a winter break and return to action on 18 January at Hoffenheim.

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