Manchester City and Barcelona have registered their interest in Kimmich, indicating that they are considering his future at the Allianz Arena. The player is entering the final two years of his contract and desires a fresh start in his career for the upcoming season.
Bayern Munich continues to complicate the negotiation for Kimmich, and the 28-year-old player is now seeking clarity regarding his future. There is expected to be significant movement among midfielders this summer, with Barcelona and City known to be eager to strengthen that area of the field.
Barcelona is in need of a new defensive midfielder to replace Sergio Busquets, while City is aiming to secure a deal to lure Mateo Kovacic away from Chelsea. At the request of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City is studying the acquisition of Kimmich, the midfielder from Bayern Munich.
Kimmich in Manchester City
According to information from the ‘Mirror’ portal, City could use the loaned-out full-back João Cancelo, who is currently with the German club, as a “bargaining chip”. The Portuguese full-back is on loan at Bayern until the end of this month, with a buyout option set at €70 million (£60 million) in the current exchange rate.
After issues with Guardiola, Cancelo, who is under contract with the English club until 2027, was loaned out to the Germans, where he has made 20 appearances, scored one goal, and provided six assists. One of the key figures at Bayern Munich in recent years, Kimmich was purchased from Stuttgart in the 2015/16 season for just €8.5 million (£7.3 million).
After seven seasons playing for Bayern Munich, the 28-year-old midfielder has a market value of €80 million (£68.7 million) according to the ‘Transfermarkt’ website. As an undisputed starter for Bayern Munich, Joshua Kimmich has amassed 46 appearances, scored seven goals, and provided 11 assists.
Bayern, which has already confirmed the arrival of Konrad Laimer on a free transfer, had shown interest in acquiring midfielder Declan Rice from West Ham but appears to have accepted defeat in the expensive race for his signature.