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France World Cup winner Pavard joins Bayern Munich
France's World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard is to join Bayern Munich from July, the German club has announced. The 22-year-old, who moved from the French outfit Lille to Stuttgart in 2016, was one of the stars of the 2018 tournament.
His strike during France's 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 was deeemed the goal of the tournament.
"He is young and a world champion, so we are happy and proud to have won over such a player," said Bayern's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at their winter training camp in Doha.
Pavard's reputation has remained high despite featuring in a Stuttgart rearguard that has shipped 35 goals in 17 Bundesliga games this season.