Inter Milan has officially announced the signing of Benjamin Pavard (27), who last played for Bayern Munich. The France international arrived in Lombardy yesterday to finalize his switch to the 2023 Champions League runners-up.
Pavard was in the final year of his contract with the Bavarian giants and was seeking for a fresh challenge. Bayern Munich and Inter Milan agreed on a €32 million transfer fee for the versatile defender, adding €2 million in performance-related add-ons.
“We respect his desire for a new challenge and have thus agreed to his transfer to Inter Milan.” “We wish him every success in the Italian Serie A in the future,” said Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen. Manchester United were reportedly interested in signing Pavard if Harry Maguire left Old Trafford, but the England international appears to be staying with Erik ten Hag’s side.
Pavard has agreed to terms with Inter Milan on a five-year contract that would keep him with the club until 2028. He’ll play with France international Marcus Thuram in Simone Inzaghi’s side. The 2018 World Cup winner with France eventually selected Inter because he was certain of playing as a centre-back – his preferred position on the pitch – in Inzaghi’s three-man defense. Didier Deschamps is anticipated to call up the 2020 Champions League winner with Bayern for the forthcoming international break.
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A career comprised of numerous days, matches, and moments. Some of them, though, are unforgettable and forever transformed his life. The moment that made the name Benjamin Jacques Marcel Pavard famous is practically obvious: the 57th minute of France vs. Argentina in the World Cup round of 16 in Russia on June 30, 2018. He struck a fantastic goal that went down in French football history.
Pavard’s narrative began much earlier, in Maubeuge, in the Nord department of France, where Benjamin was born on March 28, 1996. It’s a place far from the spotlight where Inter’s new defender made his debut. Pavard grew raised in Jeumont, a little community of about 10,000 people near the Belgian border. This is where it all started. His father Frédéric, who played in the French third division and lavished presents on the young Benjamin, instilled in him a love of football. It was always the same gift: a football.