Bayern Munich fullback Benjamin Pavard has refused to rule out leaving the Bundesliga champions in the future.
Manchester United and Chelsea were among the teams who were credited with an interest in the defender during the summer transfer window but, despite revealing that he did reject approaches from a number of teams, Pavard says he may yet reconsider his options:
“I asked myself questions over the summer. I’ve had calls from different clubs. Maybe I’ll switch to one of these clubs in the future. But I spoke to (coach) Julian Nagelsmann, who made it clear to me that I was part of his plans.”
United are expected to strengthen at right-back in January or at the end of the season, so Pavard may well be still on the club’s radar. Whether he would be the right fit for Erik ten Hag’s system, though, is another matter entirely.
The France international has not exactly been that creative in the final third of the pitch during his career, with just seven goals and 11 assists in 127 appearances for Bayern.
Some of those games have been as a centre-back but it does demonstrate that Pavard is not the best at going forward. There are probably other options on the market that would be more suitable for United.