Recent reports from Catalonia suggest that Barcelona may have a genuine opportunity to secure the signing of Bayern Munich’s star player, Joshua Kimmich.
According to MD, the influential midfielder is seeking a fresh challenge this summer, driven by the unexpected dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann in March. Kimmich has encountered personal struggles within a dressing room that has faced difficulties at certain points throughout the season, prompting him to consider a change of environment for the upcoming season.
Barcelona emerges as a potential destination that could benefit both the player and the club. As Sergio Busquets nears the end of his career, Kimmich’s arrival would alleviate concerns about the team’s response in his absence. Furthermore, the former Barcelona player and current manager, Xavi Hernandez, holds a favorable opinion of Kimmich, while the German midfielder enjoys a close relationship with Marc-Andre ter Stegen within the national team setup. At the age of 28, Kimmich possesses extensive experience and is currently the captain of the German national team.
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Having appeared in 233 matches for Bayern Munich and netting 25 goals, Kimmich’s exceptional contributions are well recognized. MD points out that Bayern typically does not hold onto discontented players, suggesting that he could be available for a fee of approximately €45 million. This scenario draws parallels with previous cases involving players like David Alaba, Toni Kroos, and Robert Lewandowski, who eventually moved on from the German giants.
The prospect of Joshua Kimmich donning the Barcelona colors has generated significant interest among football enthusiasts. As the transfer window approaches, fans eagerly anticipate developments surrounding this potential transfer, eagerly awaiting news of whether Barcelona can successfully secure the services of the highly regarded Bayern Munich midfielder.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.