World Cup victor Pavard to join Bayern Munich from July 1

Benjamin Pavard is to join Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Benjamin Pavard will leave Stuttgart at the end of the current season to join the Bavarians on a long-term contract.

"I can confirm that the player will be joining the team on the 1st of July", Calciomercato quoted Salihamidzic as saying.

The Bundesliga club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic announced the news on Wednesday, with Bayern having activated the Stuttgart centre-half's €35 million (£31m/$40m) release clause.

Pavard impressed as Didier Deschamps' side claimed a second world title in Russian Federation previous year.

Pavard, who was one of the shooting stars at the 2018 FIFA World after starting six of France's seven games and scoring the Goal of the Tournament, will join the club on a five-year deal.

"He is a young player, a world champions and we are happy to have signed him".

Bayern are in Doha at a winter training camp during a winter break and return to action on 18 January at Hoffenheim. A rejuvenated Borussia Dortmund - with England worldwide Jadon Sancho playing a starring role - went into the winter break with a six-point lead after their 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach prior to Christmas.

Following an outstanding debut season in Germany's upper tier, Pavard has struggled this term, just like Stuttgart.

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