Benjamin Pavard signs for Inter from Bayern after negotiating for more than a week. The Nerazzurri were prioritizing this signing as they wanted a replacement for Milan Skriniar. The Slovenian defender was a rock at the back, and Inter wanted a similar profile to replace him. Moreover, D’Ambrosio also left the club for Monza this summer. So it was necessary to sign Pavard as only Matteo Darmian could play there. Yann Bisseck, the new signing is still raw, and he can be used as a backup for Alessandro Bastoni.
Both the clubs have agreed to the transfer fees of €30 million plus €2 million in add-ons. There was no issue on the transfer fee, but the Bundesliga giants were waiting to find the replacement for the French defender. However, with the transfer window coming to an end, and Pavard’s contract expiring next year, they had to sell him now. Also, Pavard was driving this move as he wanted to join the Nerazzurri. The French defender does not want to play in the attacking full-back role, so Inter was the suitable destination for him.
Benjamin Pavard signs for Inter for €32 million
Darmian did a brilliant job last season in Skriniar’s absence, but he can play in various positions. Inzaghi wanted to sign a player who is a specialist in that position. Pavard can offer runs ahead as well since the French defender has played as a full-back. Pavard can also help Inter in building out from the back with his excellent passing skills that can penetrate through the press.
Man United were also in the race to sign Pavard, but Inter made the first move. Also, Pavard forced this transfer to be completed on time as he had agreed to personal terms weeks ago. Inter will now focus on incorporating him into the team.