PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 16: Benjamin Pavard of France runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League A group one match between France and Germany at Stade de France on October 16, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich have announced they’ve reached an agreement to sign Benjamin Pavard from VfB Stuttgart at the end of the season

The 22-year-old full-back made a name for himself at the 2018 World Cup in the summer, where his impressive displays helped France on their way to a second world title.

Due to this, Pavard had been linked with moves away from Stuttgart last summer with reports linking him with Bayern growing stronger for the past few months.

Now the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed they’ve signed Pavard, who will join them for next season for an undisclosed fee.

“We’ve signed Benjamin Pavard for 1 July 2019. He’s put pen to paper on a five-year contract,” Salihamidzic said on the club website.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich holds off Naby Keita of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Liverpool and FC Bayern Muenchen at Anfield on February 19, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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According to the former English Premier League footballer, the Reds have the advantage when they visit Bayern Munich in March.

“He’s a young player and a world champion. We’re very glad and proud to have gained such a player for FC Bayern.”

Pavard has made 14 appearances in the Bundesliga this season for Stuttgart.