Bayern Munich is expected to make changes to the midfield department in the summer transfer window. The Bavarian club wants to provide Thomas Tuchel right personnel in the center of the park. Bayern may see a couple of midfielders leave in the summer to make space for the new arrivals.
Joshua Kimmich is not going to be one of these midfielders that will leave Bavaria. The German midfielder has been heavily linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona in the past couple of weeks. Die Roten is in no mood to strengthen a European rival by selling Kimmich.
According to Fabrizio Romano (via iMiaSanMia), Joshua Kimmich is indispensable at Bayern. The German club will not open negotiations for him if any club approaches them for Kimmich. The 28-year-old midfielder also looks settled in Munich, so a transfer in the summer can be ruled out.
Kimmich has been a consistent performer for Bayern in the past five seasons. The German midfielder is one of the first picks in the starting XI for Die Roten. He has excelled under several coaches at Bayern, becoming one of the best central midfielders in Europe.
The German midfielder’s versatility and tactical intelligence on the pitch make him one of the crucial players in the current squad. Along with being an excellent midfielder, Joshua Kimmich is also one of the leaders in the dressing room. He is going to eventually become the skipper of the first team.
Bayern shouldn’t be worried about Kimmich’s long-term future since his current deal expires in 2025. They are likely to open talks with him over a new contract during the next season. As long as Bayern continues to compete on all fronts, Kimmich will most likely extend his stay in Bavaria.
Thomas Tuchel considers Joshua Kimmich as a crucial part of his plans at Bayern. The German coach may move Kimmich to the number eight position to maximize his creativity with the ball. Joshua Kimmich can break lines with sharp passes, so playing him as an eight could benefit the team in the long run.
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Die Roten has already improved the midfield department for next season by reaching an agreement with RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer. The Austrian midfielder will arrive on a free transfer in June. Bayern is also looking to sign a number six in the summer, with Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez emerging as the top target. Chelsea’s Matteo Kovacic has also been linked with a move to Bayern.