VFB Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard, remembered for that volley against Argentina in the World Cup, has signed for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
The deal is reporteldy worth €35m and is set to go through in the summer, according to the Guardian.
Munich are looking for some fresh blood to help bolster their rather ageing squad and the 22-year-old would seem to be a perfect replacement for Rafinha, who is now 33.
Of course, he will have to compete with Joshua Kimmich for his place and, with the current Bayern star being the right back for the German national team, he will have to provide some solid competition. It can only be a good addition for Bayern, though, as both are still very young and can play in multiple positions.
Pavard will follow in the footsteps of Philipp Lahm, who also joined Bayern from Stuttgart.
This has become something of a transfer saga, with a lot of people expecting Pavard’s move to have come a little earlier, after he came back from the World Cup with his footballing reputation increased tenfold.
He certainly made his mark, going from being quite unknown to being on everybody’s radar.