The change of the French national soccer player Benjamin Pavard from FC Bayern to Serie A at Inter Milan is perfect. Both clubs announced this.

“Merci Benji!” said Bayern’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen in the message from the German record champions from Munich: “We would like to thank Benjamin Pavard for four extremely successful years together. Not least in our historic six-title year he was a very important part of the team, especially as he scored the goal of the night in the Club World Cup final.”

The Bayern boss had already confirmed the transfer in the morning. The last requirement for execution was a successful medical check in Italy. Pavard played for Bayern from the summer of 2019, played 163 competitive games and scored twelve goals as a defender.

“Rub your eyes. He’s really here”

Pavard’s new employer did not provide any information about the length of the contract at Inter in the player’s long written presentation on the website. “Rub your eyes, he’s really here,” Inter wrote on X, formerly Twitter, for a picture of the 2018 world champion and some trophies.

According to Sky information, Pavard has signed a contract in Milan until the summer of 2028. Inter transfer a transfer fee of 30 million euros for the Frenchman. Another three million can be added through bonus payments.

“The medical is due in Milan today, and if he passes it, then we will hand Benjamin over to Inter,” Dreesen had said earlier at the presentation of Bayern’s new sports director Christoph Freund in Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Bayern want to get a replacement by Friday

Pavard is now leaving Bayern Munich a year before his contract expires. The defender, who can defend inside and on the right, switched from VfB Stuttgart to the Isar in 2019 for 35 million euros.

By the end of the summer transfer period this Friday, Bayern want to sign a defensive replacement after Pavard’s departure if possible. The conversation is about the 24-year-old Englishman Trevoh Chalobah from Chelsea. Coach Thomas Tuchel knows this from his time at the Premier League club. “I would not like to confirm or deny names at the moment,” said Dreesen.