Bayern Munich: Selling Joshua Kimmich no longer unrealistic

Bayern Munich reportedly do not consider selling Joshua Kimmich a taboo as the German midfielder enters the final 18 months of the contract.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich could be sold in the summer
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich could be sold in the summer / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

It has been an eventful 2023 for Bayern Munich when it comes to transfers. Die Roten managed to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee close to € 100 million. It is a record transfer fee paid by Die Roten. Despite spending heavily on Kane, Bayern ended the summer with a positive net spend.

In less than six months, it does look like Bayern made the right decision to pay a big fee for Kane. The English forward scored his 21st Bundesliga goal in the 15th game on Wednesday. He is well on track to break Robert Lewandowski’s record of most goals in a single Bundesliga campaign, provided he avoids injuries in Ruckrunde.

2024 is also set to be an intriguing year for Bayern when it comes to squad planning and transfers. The Bavarian club is already working on contract extensions for several key players after the renewals of Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich, and Thomas Muller.

Along with dipping into the market in January and summer, Bayern chiefs are also ready to make tough and unpopular. One of the unpopular decisions in the summer could be the departure of Joshua Kimmich.

According to Bild, selling Joshua Kimmich is no longer a taboo topic at Bayern. The Bavarian club can imagine selling the German midfielder. Kimmich will not be going anywhere in January, but a summer transfer cannot be ruled out.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s current deal at Bayern comes to an end in 2025. Kimmich has previously negotiated his contracts. Since the next contract will be the last big one for the German midfielder, he is ready to appoint an agent for negotiations. Bild reveals that several agents and player agencies have enquired about the possibility of representing Kimmich.

Tuchel and Bayern have consistently insisted that Kimmich is a key player in the squad. However, the German international has seen a dip in form this season. Moreover, Tuchel has publicly urged Bayern to sign a holding midfielder. The Bavarian club came close to signing Joao Palhinha for a big fee to fulfill Tuchel’s desire to get a holding/defensive midfielder.

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The German coach’s desire to get a new number six does put Kimmich’s long-term future at Bayern in doubt. Kimmich has repeatedly said that holding midfield is his best position. There is still a possibility of Kimmich signing a new deal, but the recent murmurs do suggest that it is not going to be a straightforward contract renewal.