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France's Pavard signs with Bayern

IANS  |  Berlin 

French defender Benjamin is set to join from after the end of the current season on a five year contract, announced on Wednesday.

Benjamin Pavard, 22, who won World Cup with France's national team, started his youth career with in 2005 and turned professional with the French side in July 2015, before joining Bundesliga's the next year, reports news.

"We have signed Benjamin for July 1, 2019," Bayern's sporting said at the team's winter training camp in Doha, capital of

"He is a and a world champion. We are very glad and proud to have gained such a for FC Bayern," Salihamidzic added.

did not disclose Pavard's transfer fee but local German have estimated that are to pay roughly 35 million euros ($40 million) for the Frenchman.

can play in various defensive positions, as a centre-back, right-back and even a defensive midfielder, and he represented in six out of seven matches at in

Furthermore, Pavard's goal against in the World Cup's last-16 match was selected as the goal of



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:22 IST