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World Cup winner Pavard to join Bayern Munich from July 1

AFP  |  Doha 

French winning defender will join Munich from on a five-year contract as of July 1, the defending German champions revealed Wednesday.

in put the transfer at 35 million euros ($40 million) for the 22-year-old who can play at right-back or centre-back.

"He is young and a world champion, so we are happy and proud to have won over such a player," said Bayern's director at their winter training camp in

Pavard's status skyrocketed last summer when the centre-back scored the goal of with a stunning net-busting strike in a 4-3 last-16 win over that set on their way to the 2018 title.

has been at struggling VfB Stuttgart, who are currently third from bottom in Germany's top flight, since 2016 after he joined from French side for five million euros.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 17:25 IST