Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea will need to fork out €35 million to sign versatile French defender Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea know how much they will have to fork out to sign Benjamin Pavard. Bayern Munich will demand €35 million to part ways with the versatile French defender next summer.
Benjamin Pavard has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga in the last half a decade. The 26-year-old rose to prominence at VfB Stuttgart before joining Bayern Munich in July 2019. Along the way, he also won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France.
The versatile French defender has made 140 appearances thus far for Bayern Munich, chipping in with nine goals and 11 assists. But Pavard might be playing his final season with Die Roten, with recent reports claiming he wants a new adventure next season. Such a situation has captured the attention of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea.
Barcelona will enter the market for a right-back next summer, with Sergi Roberto regressing considerably. In addition, the Blaugrana will unlikely hand Hector Bellerin a new contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season. Pavard has thus emerged as a viable target for Barcelona.
As for Real Madrid, with Dani Carvajal on the wrong side of 30, Los Blancos will need another top-class right-back to share game time with the Spaniard. In addition, Alvaro Odriozola does not feature in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans, and Lucas Vazquez has blown hot and cold. So Pavard is an option worth considering for Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Chelsea will look to bring in a right-back next year to compete with Reece James. While the Englishman is one of the best right-backs in the world, the Blues have suffered in his absence. So Pavard, who Chelsea wanted to sign in the summer, is a top target for the west London club. And his price tag, worth €35 million, falls within the three clubs’ budgets.
But while that is the case, Barcelona will prefer not to enter a bidding war for Pavard and hope to see him choose them as his next destination. That might work in favour of Real Madrid and Chelsea, who will have no qualms about parting with €35 million to sign the versatile French defender from Bayern Munich.