Pavard rumors: This is how Bavaria reacts
The bosses of FC Bayern take note of the transfer speculation about Benjamin Pavard. A contract extension is still considered possible.
At 2:08 p.m. local time, Benjamin Pavard arrived in Doha at the Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel on Saturday as the penultimate World Cup straggler. The 26-year-old Frenchman seemed deeply relaxed, diligently fulfilling selfie requests from the waiting fans in the lobby.
Will it be Pavard’s last training camp with Bayern? Even before the World Cup in November, he made it clear in several interviews that he could imagine saying goodbye in the summer of 2023 – a year before his contract in Munich ended. And for a few days, there have been reports in Spain that FC Barcelona should show interest in him.
Kicker even reports that Pavard’s management has already contacted the Catalans. However, the Bayern bosses around Hasan Salihamidzic take such speculation calmly.
Bavaria stays relaxed with Benjamin
Pavard was already thinking about a change last summer because Julian Nagelsmann couldn’t promise him a place in his favorite position in central defense, but he changed his mind again. According to SPORT1 information, Salihamidzic wants to talk to the Pavard side over the next few weeks to find out how serious the player really is this time.
“I know that he feels comfortable with us,” said Salihamidzic on Saturday at a media round. The relationship with the player is intact, he also announced. In terms of sports,
there is no doubt about Pavard anyway, who will be in demand again as a regular right-back in the coming weeks due to the absence of Noussair Mazraoui.
The coaching team appreciates him very much, Nagelsmann knows about his qualities and assistant coach Dino Toppmöller is a close contact for the 2018 world champion. Therefore,
a contract extension is also conceivable from the club’s side. But if Pavard really wants to leave,
then it will not be free of charge in 2024. The talks that will start soon will provide information about the direction in which things are going.