France and Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has revealed that he could be interested in joining a Serie A club soon.
The Frenchman has been a regular at right back for Bayern Munich since signing from Stuttgart in 2019. However, he is used as a right-back at the Allianz Arena and so is reportedly growing frustrated at not being allowed to play in his preferred centre-back position there.
With his contract set to expire in 2024, Pavard could be on the lookout for another club and the 26-year-old has now revealed that his France teammate Olivier Giroud has been attempting to sell Serie A champions AC Milan to him.
Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, via 90min, Pavard said: “I have been playing in Germany for seven years now. I still have many friends in Stuttgart. I won everything with Bayern Munich.
“I play to win and I am available to evaluate new interesting projects, but as a central defender. Is Giroud trying to convince me to move to Milan? Olivier always tells me that Italy is a country that lives in one hundred percent football.
“He told me about the magic of derbies, the great celebration of the fans for the Scudetto. I would love to play with him also because he is a great friend. We’ll see.
“Serie A is very interesting not only for a defender like me but also because it is a lot more open, as friends Giroud, Theo Hernandez and Rabiot tell me.
“Just look at the continuous duel between Napoli and Milan, and with Inter, who were not easy to face in the Champions League. Juventus today are undergoing reconstruction, but it will soon return to its [previous] levels.”