Benjamin Pavard is rumored to have entered into negotiations with Liverpool and German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich this summer.
According to journalist Christian Falk, Liverpool is in contact with the agent of the France international in preparation for a potential deal according to his Caught Offside column.
Falk said: “Benjamin Pavard has informed the club that he wants to move in the summer.
“His agents are already talking to other clubs. Among them, Liverpool is now a hot candidate. Previously, Chelsea and Barcelona were already known to be interested, as well as Italian clubs AC and Inter Milan.”
With only one year left on his contract, Bayern Munich is willing to let the 27-year-old leave the Allianz Arena for €40 million (£34 million).
While Reds manager Jurgen Klopp prioritizes the midfield, adding a top-tier alternative like Pavard to the defence would be an excellent decision.
The 2018 World Cup champion has had a very successful career in Germany. After joining the Bavarian giants from Stuttgart in 2018 for approximately €35 million (£30 million), he went on to win five Bundesliga championships, one DFB Pokal, and the Champions League.
Uli Hoenes called the 47-cap international player an outstanding signing, and he has lived up to the expectations by securing his place in one of Europe’s most prestigious and illustrious teams while making 162 appearances and tallying 12 goals and assists each.
Liverpool’s defence has deteriorated this season, with the backline being too weak and fragile – as thin as plywood – and the midfield unable to cover the defence adequately; Klopp will be yearning for a dynamic ace with calmness and grit in abundance.