Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has reportedly started looking for an agent that will help facilitate a move away from Die Rekordemiester, according to Christian Falk.
The Germany international does not have an agent but has been seeking one, as it looks like his eight-year association with the Bundesliga champions might end this summer.
Kimmich’s contract runs out in 2025, and the Bayern board has reportedly told him that he cannot get more than he currently earns, citing his poor form.
In truth, there is more to this story. Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel has not been a fan of Kimmich since joining the Bavarians earlier this year and has been pushing for the signing of another holding midfielder.
Kimmich does not get along with Tuchel, who has dropped him occasionally. The coach wants him out, and he could follow the door.
The midfielder will not be short of suitors. Barcelona have a strong long-standing interest in his services, but their financial situation makes him a lustful dream.
Giants of European football will be in contact for his signature, but one team could hold an ace up their sleeves – Manchester City.
City head coach Pep Guardiola was managing Bayern when the 28-year-old first arrived from RB Leipzig and helped shape him into the incredible player he is today.
Guardiola played a massive role in his positional versatility, using him in right-back, centre-back, central midfield, and holding midfield roles.
City could be a surprise yet not-so-surprise landing spot for the former VfB Stuttgart academy star.
The treble winners have signed midfielders Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic, but both men have struggled to make a telling impact for the Cityzens.
Also, a potential departure for Kalvin Phillips seems to be on the cards, and City could move for another midfielder to replace the former Leeds United man.
Kimmich will slot in seamlessly beside Rodri in the centre of the park, and what a duo that will be! Their technical prowess, defensive solidity, and passing range would be a nightmare for any opponent.
Despite the allure, City face hurdles. Bayern might demand a hefty transfer fee, and Kimmich’s €20 million per year wages could be significant.
Additionally, convincing him to leave Bayern won’t be easy.
Kimmich’s potential move is a saga to watch closely. City, with their financial muscle and Guardiola’s connection, appear well-positioned to win the race.
If it materialises, the footballing world could witness a midfield partnership for the ages.
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