Pavard eager for Lucas reunion at Bayern

Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez are already international team-mates, and the former wants them to link up at Bayern Munich.

France teammates Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.   -  Getty Images

Benjamin Pavard hopes Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez follows him in joining Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Pavard will move to the defending Bundesliga champion once the 2018-19 campaign concludes, with the France international reportedly earning Stuttgart €35 million.

Bayern has been strongly linked with a host of other young players as it builds for the future, and Lucas – Pavard's World Cup-winning team-mate for France – is one of them.

The centre-back, who can also play on the left side of defence, is unlikely to leave for anything less than his €80 million release clause and Atletico is eager for its academy product to stay put.

But Pavard would like for Lucas to link up with him in Bavaria. "We are very good friends and I think it would be fantastic if Lucas also came to Bayern," Pavard told Sport Bild.

"He proved that he is a great player. First, [we were] together for France, then for Bayern? That would make me proud, but it's a matter between Bayern and Lucas."

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