According to Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, VfB Stuttgart and French National Team standout Benjamin Pavard has signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga giant that is set to start in July. The 22-year-old was the subject of many transfer rumors ever since he helped his nation win the World Cup over the summer.
Now while most other details are not entirely 100 percent confirmed, The Guardian explained that the German dynasty has sent around 35 million euros, or a little over 40 million dollars, for the center/right back. Pavard's price is equal to that of both center back Mats Hummels and midfielder Renato Sanchez and is only eclipsed by four players in Bayern's history. Those four players are Mario Götze, Arturo Vidal, Javi Martínez, and Corentin Tolisso.
Aside from that, Salihamidzic also confirmed the club's interest in Chelsea wunderkind, 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi. He said that "he is a very interesting player whom we really want to sign. He has qualities that fit into our game. He can dribble well and has a drive towards goal. He has a lot of potential."
It will certainly be interesting to see if the Bavarians are able to sign the widely coveted midfielder. According to Football Whispers, Borussia Dortmund, Aston Villa, RB Leipzig, Barcelona, and Burnley are other clubs interested in his services. We will continue to monitor his situation as it unravels, and let you all know where he ends up.