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Pavard explains decision to stay at Stuttgart: 'I love the shirt and the fans'

By Bulinews Team

Benjamin Pavard has explained his decision to stay at VfB Stuttgart despite the great interest in him from some of Europe's top clubs.

Benjamin Pavard.
Benjamin Pavard.Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

After impressing for France at the World Cup, Benjamin Pavard was linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs during the summer, but the 22-year-old wanted to stay at VfB Stuttgart.

Speaking to Telefoot, the French international explains his decision to stick with 'Die Schwaben' for another season.

"I had to stay in Stuttgart for another season, because I love the shirt and the fans. I owed them that. My career plan was to stay in Germany for another season. I'm at a very, very big German club with fantastic fans. This club is a family. That's what I need, and what I like about this club. I'm very happy," he said.

Pavard is expected to leave Stuttgart in the summer of 2019 when a €35 million exit clause becomes active.

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