Inter Milan have reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Bayern’s Benjamin Pavard after they submitted an official bid.
Recent reports claim that Milan’s offer to Bayern is around €30m when all bonuses and add-ons are included, slightly higher than the previously reported figure of €25m.
Bayern on the other hand have not rejected the offer yet but are looking to receive slightly more for the 27-year-old.
Benjamin Pavard is in the final year of his contract with Bayern Munich and he is Inter Milan transfer priority in terms of defenders available in the market.
Pavard, a former World Cup winner, has informed Bayern’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen of his desire to leave the club this summer.
Inter Milan have already signed defender Yann Aurel Bisseck from Aarhus this summer, but they lost Milan Skriniar to Paris Saint-Germain.
After losing Skriniar, they are keen on giving Simone Inzaghi another senior center-back option this summer.
Benjamin Jacques Marcel Pavard is a French footballer who was born on 28th March, 1996, and plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and the France national team.
The Inter Milan target is usually deployed as a right-back, he is also capable of playing as a centre-back.
He started his career at Lille in Ligue 1 and transferred to VfB Stuttgart in 2016, where he won the 2. Bundesliga in his first season.
He agreed a deal to move to Bayern Munich in January 2019 which was completed after Stuttgart’s relegation at the end of the season.
The defender won a historic sextuple by winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.
Inter Milan target Pavard made his international debut for France in November 2017, and won the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, also featuring at UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.
How Will Pavard Fit Into Inter Milan?
Pavard was schooled as a center-back, where he mostly played for VfB, but he has been used in a variety of defensive positions, including holding midfield.
The defender has a history for winning the World Cup without ever losing a match for France – a run of 31 matches from U19 to senior level.
Aside from all these, Pavard’s versatility has helped make him indispensable, he’s resilient, and his goals are worth watching again and again.
These and many more are the reasons Inter Milan are ready to battle Manchester United for the signature of the Frenchman.