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Bayern confirm €35m Pavard deal

Bayern Munich have confirmed 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard will join the club at the end of the Bundesliga season in a deal worth €35m.

Pavard, 22, has signed a five-year deal with the record German champions, as announced by the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic at Bayern’s winter training camp in Doha.

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“He’s a young player and a world champion. We’re glad and proud to have gained such a player for FC Bayern,” said Salihamidzic, as per The Bundesliga.

The defender, who is earned a reputation as a technically gifted ball-playing centre-back, turned down a host of offers following the World Cup as he felt he owed a debt of loyalty to Stuttgart after they signed him from Lille in 2016 and brought him to the German second tier.

But with Stuttgart still in the relegation zone at the halfway point of the season, Pavard has now agreed to move to Munich on a five-year deal at the end of the season.

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