Manchester City and Manchester United Locked in Battle for Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard

July 17, 2023 11:13 am

Manchester City and Manchester United find themselves in a potential transfer tussle as both clubs have expressed interest in Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard. Talks between Manchester City and Pavard’s representatives have already taken place, according to Sky Sport reporter Florian Plettenberg’s tweet. Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, holds a strong admiration for the French right-back and is keen on adding him to their squad.

However, as of now, no concrete agreement has been reached between Manchester City and the 27-year-old defender. Bayern Munich is still awaiting a firm proposal from the English club. Meanwhile, Manchester United has also set their sights on Pavard, joining the race alongside their cross-city rivals. Italian giants Juventus are also reportedly monitoring the situation, further intensifying the competition for the talented defender. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet

Benjamin Pavard, a key player for Bayern Munich since his arrival from VfB Stuttgart in the summer of 2019, has proved his worth as a valuable asset. However, his current contract with the Bundesliga champions is set to expire next summer, adding an element of uncertainty to his future.

Manchester City faces uncertainty regarding the future of their right-back, Joao Cancelo. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, is looking to secure the services of Kyle Walker from Manchester City in the upcoming weeks, potentially adding another layer of complexity to the transfer situation.

Meanwhile, Manchester United currently boasts two competent right-back options in Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Dalot featured prominently at the start of Erik ten Hag’s tenure at Old Trafford, but Wan-Bissaka has since established himself as the preferred choice in the latter half of the 2022/23 season.

Although Manchester United seems to have sufficient options for the right-hand side of their defense at the moment, the pursuit of Pavard could potentially alter their plans. The decision to pursue the French defender may result in the departure of one of their current right-backs.

As negotiations continue and the transfer window unfolds, it remains to be seen which club will secure the services of Benjamin Pavard. The race for his signature is undoubtedly heating up, and all parties involved will be eagerly monitoring the developments in the coming weeks. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports