Barcelona plans to formally express interest in Joshua Kimmich
Barcelona will soon formally express interest in Joshua Kimmich, according to a report by the Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo. The 28-year-old Bayern Munich utility player is available for inquiry from the Catalan powerhouses. Additionally, Xavi Hernandez is open to speaking with the player to complete the transfer during the summer transfer window.
Rarely does a player excel at two positions that are so dissimilar from one another. Joshua Kimmich, however, is of such a caliber that he has excelled both as a defensive midfielder and a right back. So it makes sense that both experts and Bayern Munich’s decision-makers saw him as Philipp Lahm’s successor.
The 28-year-old has done this for his club and nation, emerging as a key player for both groups. Kimmich’s market value has risen to €80 million during this time. But according to recent reports, the German international is willing to leave Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window. And Barcelona has taken notice of this situation.
The Bayern Munich utility player has long piqued the interest of the Catalan giants. However, Barcelona only recently began to pursue him seriously. Sergio Busquets’ impending departure from Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window makes the desire to sign the player more understandable.
With the seasoned midfielder gone, Barcelona’s midfield will have a glaring hole in it. Busquets hasn’t been at his best lately, but it will be challenging to replace his sense of direction and ability to dictate the pace of the game. Kimmich can help Barcelona in this situation. Additionally, the Catalan giants are ready to formally express their interest in the 28-year-old.
Barcelona is willing to include him in the viability plan even though it is unclear how they will match his market value of €80 million or his price tag, which could be higher. Additionally, Bayern Munich will soon receive a request for information from the Blaugrana regarding Kimmich. The international player from Germany is willing to leave the Bundesliga club and transfer to Camp Nou.
And just like he did with Robert Lewandowski last year, Xavi Hernandez is prepared to speak with the 28-year-old. The question is whether Bayern Munich will consider any offers, though. At this time, Barcelona’s top priority still lies with the seasoned midfielder.