German journalist Florian Plettenberg feels that Benjamin Pavard is taking a “downgrade” by pushing for a move to Inter Milan.

Speaking on German broadcaster Sky Sports Deutschland, via FCInter1908, the journalist gave his thoughts on the French defender’s desire to move to the Nerazzurri, expressing some surprise that the player would be so keen to leave the German champions.

Pavard has never made any secret of his desire to join Inter this summer.

Moreover, the 27-year-old’s pushing for a move is not a recent phenomenon.

Pavard has made clear for some time that he has little intention of signing a contract extension with Bayern. His current deal with the Bavarians runs out at the end of next June.

And now, Pavard is doing everything he can to make his current club grant his request to join Inter.

Pushing for a move away from the Allianz Arena like this is not exactly common from players.

Even if Bayern had a tough end to last campaign, they start this time around as favourites to win the Bundesliga title.

Moreover, the Bavarians are always among the favourites to win the Champions League.

Pavard already has one winner’s medal in the competition with Bayern. And last season, the Germans beat Inter comprehensively both home and away, even if it was the Nerazzurri who ended up reaching the final of the competition.

Plettenberg Believes Benjamin Taking “Downgrade” To Join Inter Milan

Plettenberg said that “There’s a lot of talk about it in Germany, and I wonder why Pavard is so eager to go to Inter. Even after Manchester United approached him, ten Hag wanted him.”

“Then he stayed, because Bayern didn’t have a replacement lined up.”

“Now, Pavard is very totally determined to join Inter, and honestly I can’t fully understand his choice,” the German journalist said.

“Of course Inter are a strong team, but I don’t think that for Pavard it’s a big improvement in his career. It would be a downgrade.”

Plettenberg added that “At the moment he wants to leave Bayern. Man United are out of the running, and Inter are in hot pursuit.”