Benjamin Pavard (27, France), who publicly expressed his intention to transfer, saying he wanted the center back position occupied by Minjae Kim, eventually left Bayern Munich (Germany) and joined Inter Milan (Italy).
Inter Milan officially announced on the 31st (Korean time) that they had signed defender Pavard from Bayern Munich. His contract is for 5 years until 2028.안전놀이터
According to local media, Inter Milan paid Bayern Munich a transfer fee of 32 million euros (approximately 46.2 billion won) including options. This is the highest amount ever paid for a player in the Serie A transfer market this summer.
Pavard left Lille (France) and Stuttgart (Germany) to join Bayern Munich in 2019. After leading France to victory at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, his share price soared and he transferred with great expectations.
He was consistently on the ground and added strength to Bayern Munich’s defense. However, Pavard, who is capable of center back and side defense, has recently played more games as a wingback than a center. In particular, as Kim Min-jae joined in the transfer market this summer, Pavard was effectively classified as a side defender resource.
Munich has Kim Min-jae, Dayot Upamecano and Mathais Dericht as centre-backs. However, Pavard has made it clear that he wants to leave the club in the transfer window this summer, saying he prefers a central defender rather than a winger. Pavard was criticized for his expressionless expression at the recent Munich club event.
Eventually, Pavard left Bayern Munich for Inter Milan. Inter Milan was looking for a central defender as centre-back Milan Sckriniar recently transferred to Lee Kang-in’s Paris Saint-Germain (France).
“Inter Milan is a winning club,” Pavard said, “I also play football to win. I will lift the championship trophy as much as possible in Inter Milan,” he said with determination.