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Official: Inter sign Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich

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FC Internazionale Unveil New Signing Benjamin Pavard
Benjamin Pavard joins Inter Milan
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As we are set to conclude one of the most drama-filled transfer markets in recent Inter Milan history, the team secured a critical player to strengthen their defense. As the replacement for Milan Skriniar, Benjamin Pavard joins the Neroazzuri at a prime age and a trophy case of achievements, including World Cup and Champions League titles.

At 27, Pavard is actually a year younger than Skriniar and is slated to slot in as a right center-back for Inter. With a transfer fee that could reach €32m, a lot is expected of the defender. He was a consistent on-field presence for Bayern Munich throughout his four years at the club. While he mostly played right back in Germany, he is expected to play in his preferred center-back position at the San Siro.

FC Internazionale Training Session
Pavard in training at Appiano Gentile
Photo by Mattia Pistoia - Inter/Inter via Getty Images

This is one of the more exciting transfers for Inter in this window. They are getting a proven player from an elite team who can not only contribute on the pitch but also as a leader in the locker room. With one day left in the transfer window, will this be the last major move by Marotta?

In counter-attacks, Pavard should provide more of a spark than Skriniar based on his extensive experience as a fullback. Can he match Skriniar’s abilities when defending?

Do you see Pavard as an upgrade, downgrade, or neutral compared to Skriniar?