Benjamin Pavard's contract expires in 2024. In the end, it looked more like both sides would separate by then at the latest. Now the tide is turning - at least partially.
According to information from the kicker, the record champions want to bind the French in the long term. Those responsible plan to start talks with Pavard after the World Cup. Even the professional can imagine staying in Munich. However, only if he is only used as a central defender in the future.
However, according to the kicker, the Bavarians do not want to give him this guarantee. In this season, coach Julian Nagelsmann ordered the 26-year-old to play on the defensive flank twelve times. Pavard played in the center of defense "only" nine times. After Niklas Süle's departure, he hoped to move permanently to central defence.
About two weeks ago, Pavard was negatively noticed in an interview with the French sports newspaper L'Équipe, in which he openly flirted with a change. "I'm not averse to discovering a new project. Maybe now is the right time," he explained.
Board boss Oliver Kahn reacted to the bold statements of the defender with a clear announcement. "With us, no one can initiate their departure with statements, especially not in public," said Kahn. "We do not have that." It remains exciting to see how things continue with the Pavard personnel at Bayern.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Pavard stays with FC Bayern - under one condition.