Tottenham dealt blow as Uli Hoeneß admits Benjamin Pavard is on Bayern Munich's radar

Image has been digitally enhanced.) Benjamin Pavard of Stuttgart holds the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart at BayArena on November 23, 2018...

Tottenham Hotspur might face competition from Bayern Munich if they hope to sign Benjamin Pavard.

TOPSHOT - France's Benjamin Pavard celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan...

Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard, after Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß admitted that the Frenchman features highly on the Bavarian giant's wish-list.

The 22-year-old centre-back has really impressed over the past 12 months or so, and he announced himself on the world stage with a succession of fine performances for France at the World Cup during the summer.

 

Pavard can also operate as a right-back, and that kind of versatility is surely something that is proving to be very attractive to his potential suitors.

The Mirror reported earlier this year that Tottenham are very interested in signing the Stuttgart defender, with Toby Alderweireld facing an uncertain future in north London.

According to ESPN, Pavard has a release clause inserted into his contract thought to be worth €35 million (£31.2 million), and in today's day and age, that would represent excellent value.

Benjamin Pavard of France celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30,...

Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing the World Cup winner, however, with Bayern president Uli Hoeneß suggesting that the 22-year-old is one of his club's key transfer targets, as quoted by German publication stuttgarter-nachrichten:

"He is of course a player who interests us."

Mauricio Pochettino is overseeing a wonderfully exciting project at Spurs, however, so the Frenchman might still be tempted into choosing a switch to north London instead of Munich.

Kevin Volland of Leverkusen and Benjamin Pavard of Stuttgart battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart at BayArena on November 23, 2018...

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