Manchester City have placed Benjamin Pavard at the top of their summer wishlist after right-back Kyle Walker agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich.
The Cityzens have decided to move fast after hearing of the news regarding Walker earlier today and according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, City now see a deal for the French World Cup winner as a priority this summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Manchester City have now Benjamin Pavard on top of their list as new right back. 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Pavard is Man City’s priority in case Kyle Walker will join Bayern, deal advanced on player side but not completed yet.
Bayern and City will discuss about Walker and Pavard. pic.twitter.com/Fdkrk5YqpI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 14, 2023
Benjamin Pavard set for Etihad switch?
It still remains unclear how a move for Walker will progress and if the two clubs are set to enter negotiations over a swap deal. However, if the 33-year-old were to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer, it would leave 18-year-old Rico Lewis as the only established right-back left at the club.
Pavard, six years Walker’s junior, is thought to be keen on a move away from the Allianz Arena and as reported last month, Bayern would be willing to part with the Frenchman for around $35m.
It is believed that City planted a seed in their interest for Pavard last month in case Walker rejected their offer of a new contract after the England international played a key part in the sky blues’ historic treble-winning campaign last season.