Benjamin Pavard has revealed he considered leaving Bayern Munich this summer, before ultimately opting to stay with the Bundesliga giants.
There were suggestions during the transfer window that Pavard could move on, as he entered the final two years of his contract, with Chelsea and Manchester United among the clubs linked with the 26-year-old.
Pavard is in the final two years of his contract in Munich having joined in 2019 from Stuttgart. In a trophy-filled run with the German champions, he has won a Champions League and three league championships. He also competed for France in the 2018 World Cup-winning squad.
Though Julian Nagelsman successfully persuaded Pavard to stay, the Bayern star acknowledged that talks with other clubs had taken place during the summer and did not completely rule out a future transfer.
While speaking in an interview via Telefoot (Evening Standard):
“I questioned myself, I had calls from different clubs with my agent.
Afterwards, I had the Bayern coach with whom we spoke and with whom we have a good relationship. He made me understand that I was in his plans, that I was important for the team.
Maybe one day I will go to one of these clubs, you never know what the future holds. I’m still a year at Bayern Munich. Afterwards, we have time to project ourselves.”
Benjamin Pavard is one of the top defenders in European football. His versatility is an added strength to the array of qualities he possesses. He can play anywhere across the back line and can do a great job in defensive midfield.