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France World Cup winner Pavard joins Bayern Munich

Benjamin Pavard scored his first goal for the France senior squad during the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Benjamin Pavard scored his first goal for the France senior squad during the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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.

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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.

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