Joachim Kimmich (28-Bayern Munich) could leave next summer, according to reports. With just over two years left on his contract and no concrete renewal talks yet, the player is said to have received a strong “bid” from Barcelona, which could push him to move.
“Kimmich will not sign a new contract with Bayern Munich,” Spanish media outlet Pichajes reported on Wednesday (April 3), adding that “he is planning to leave next summer and could move to Barcelona to be tutored by coach Xavi Hernandez (43, Spain)”.레모나토토 도메인
This is not the first time Kimmich has been linked with Barcelona. He was previously linked with a move after the end of last season. Some speculated that he was entering the final two years of his contract and that he was in talks with his agent to push for a move.
But Kimmich told reporters in pre-season last summer, “I can say with certainty that I will stay at Bayern Munich,” adding, “I will play here next season as well. I don’t have any other plans.” He announced his stay in the summer, and today he is still playing as a central midfielder.
However, Kimmich’s future is still uncertain as he has no contract talks with Bayern Munich, and he has recently been considering a move as he is unhappy playing under Thomas Tuchel (50-Germany). In the meantime, he has renewed his interest in Barcelona, who are still sending out ‘love letters’.
“Kimmich continues to be a key player for Bayern Munich, but according to the most recent information, he has not signed a new contract and feels uncertain about his future, which is why he is considering Barcelona as his next destination next summer,” Pichajes added.
Kimmich made his professional debut for Leipzig in 2013, before moving on to Stuttgart before joining Bayern Munich in January 2015. After joining the club as a rotation player, he has developed into an integral part of the midfield.
Playing as a true fullback, holding midfielder, and flanking midfielder, Kimmich has now played 362 games (40 goals and 99 assists) for Bayern Munich. During this time, he won numerous trophies, including eight German Bundesliga titles, three DFB Pokal Cups, and one UEFA Champions League (UCL) title.