Benjamin Pavard keen on working with Lucas Hernandez at Bayern Munich

France international Benjamin Pavard has spoken about the possibility of playing alongside Lucas Hernandez at Bayern Munich next term. The right-sided defender is scheduled to join the Bavarian giants from Stuttgart when the current campaign comes to a close but he is looking forward to reuniting with compatriot Hernandez, who has been strongly linked with the German champions.

Speaking on Bild, Pavard talked up his fond relationship with the Atletico Madrid left-back after the duo went on to win the World Cup with France during the summer. He added that he would like a reunion in Munich, although the club are the ones responsible to tempt him in the next transfer window, he said: “We are very good friends and I think it would be fantastic if Lucas also came to Bayern. He proved that he is a great player. First together for France, then for Bavaria – that would make me proud. But of course, that’s a matter between Bayern and Lucas.”

In December, Bayern were deemed to have reached a pre-contract agreement to sign Hernandez at the end of the season but that was categorically denied by Atletico. The Capital outfit have since suggested that the defender wants to remain with the club although that could change, should Atletico go trophyless for yet another campaign.
“Meanwhile, Bayern have experienced one of their toughest league seasons of late and they are currently trailing Borussia“ Dortmund by three points heading into the final 11 games of the campaign. Nonetheless, they have given themselves a good chance of retaining their crown and the pressure is surely on Dortmund to maintain the charge for the “rest of the season“.

Elsewhere, Bayern are already through to the quarter-final of the German Cup and they have the opportunity to do the same in the Champions League, should they overcome Liverpool during the return leg of the round of 16. The German champions settled for a 0-0 scoreline against Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield last month.

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