Bayern want 30 million euros for Benjamin Pavard
The French right back is in a bad spot but his club are still demanding big coin
Benjamin Pavard will leave Bayern this summer provided a transfer can be agreed. And it looks like it will be complicated because Bayern want to cash in on the Frenchman despite the player's problems with his coach and the fact that he has a year left on his contract in June. Sport1 reports that Bayern value Pavard at around 30 million euros -- and want his sale to finance part of the signing of Joao Cancelo, whose option to buy sits at 70 million euros, although it seems that it may be negotiable with Man City.
Bayern already tried to place Pavard on the market this January, but the player refused to listen to offers despite Inter pushing hard in the final hours of the transfer window. The Italian club were open to selling Skriniar to PSG if they could get Pavard, but in the end the deal could not be completed due to the French full-back's refusal to leave at this point. Pavard wants to wait until the summer and is clearly prioritising a move to Barça.
The German club, who have always been very tough to negotiate with, do not want to sell Pavard on the cheap and in the coming months will manage his departure with Pini Zahavi as an intermediary. Zahavi is Lewandowski's agent, and is very close to Joan Laporta. He has a clear strategy of attrition to bring down the price because Bayern have a serious problem with Pavard. He will play very little after the arrival of Cancelo and his problems with the club and his coach threaten to cloud the atmosphere in the dressing room. As the weeks go by and if Pavard is determined to go to Barça, his price will have to come down to a reasonable figure.
Barça are sure Pavard is a top-class right-back, but there are concerns about his strong character, which has caused serious conflict both at Bayern and with the French national team. The club admits that he could be a good market opportunity, but his signing is not yet decided upon and will also depend on how negotiations for other names on the table progress. What is clear to the sporting department is that it will be possible to invest very little in this position.