The Joshua Kimmich case begins to challenge in Germany. Taulier of Bayern, of which he has been one of the executives for many seasons now, the midfielder is also courted by FC Barcelona. The Catalans do not have the means to afford it, they who are still looking to find funds and save money, but contact with the Bavarian player has never been broken. Even Xavi acknowledged that discussions existed.
“Kimmich? I spoke to him in Qatar, he said he was a fan of me. He is under contract with Bayern so it depends on his will. Look at Lewandowski for example, he wanted to come so it was done”, explained the Barça coach on rims two days ago. The fact of having mentioned the Lewandowski case is undoubtedly no coincidence because according to information from Mundo DeportivoKimmich is ready to do like his former partner.
Kimmich wants to do like Lewandowski
The Catalan publication evokes the idea of an arm wrestling. The German international would be ready to force the hand of his management to join the Culés by putting pressure on his management. The problem is that his case is more delicate. Unlike Lewandowski, who ended up winning his case after several weeks of tension with Bayern, Kimmich is much younger (28) and his price for a transfer much higher.
On top of that, he’s under contract until 2025. Bayern are still in a strong position, at least for a year if they want to collect transfer compensation. After the summer of 2024, the matter will get more complicated. At this point, it seems difficult to see Kimmich joining FC Barcelona this season, even if the brand new Spanish champions are looking for a successor to Busquets. But it may be the start of a soap opera that will liven up the summer.