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Barcelona are offered France and Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard

World Cup 2018 winner Benjamin Pavard is pitched to Barcelona

David Cooper 2018/09/10

Barcelona have given a lukewarm reaction after they were offered the services of Stuttgart and France defender Benjamin Pavard for approximately €35 million, according to reports.

Pavard, 22, was a key figure at right-back for Les Bleus when they lifted World Cup 2018. Such fine form saw rumours emerge in the aftermath that a deal had been agreed to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in summer 2019, only for the player to recently reject this stance.

Mundo Deportivo has stated that Barca are among a group of clubs offered the ex-Lille starlet’s service. But with a surfeit of options at right-back, including Spain’s Sergio Roberto and Portugal’s Nelson Semedo, a move is unlikely.

Pavard has scored once in 12 appearances for France – a screamer against Argentina in this summer’s round of 16.

 

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