‘Munich key’ Kimmich’s shock departure

Joshua Kimmich, 29, is believed to be set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the summer, with a potential destination in the Premier League.

“Munich are ready to sell Kimmich this summer if the right offer comes in,” Sky Sports reported on Monday (June 19). Kimmich has not ruled out a move after the end of the season and is open to discussions with potential new clubs,” Sky Sports reported.

“The top Premier League sides Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all been linked with a move for Kimmich. La Liga sides Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been linked with a move for Kimmich. However, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain are not options for Kimmich. At the moment, there are no concrete discussions between Munich and Kimmich about a new contract beyond 2025.”

Kimmich is a defensive midfield resource who joined Munich in the summer of 2015 for €8.5 million after spells at Stuttgart and Leipzig. Since then, he has shown great promise as a versatile player, including playing at right back, and has been a regular starter since the 2017-18 season. He’s now in his ninth season with the club and has scored 41 goals and provided 102 assists in 378 official appearances. He has lifted numerous trophies. He has won eight Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokal titles, six German Super Cups, one Champions League title, one European Super Cup, and one Club World Cup.

However, he has been criticized recently for his poor performances. He has been criticized for his poor performances of late, failing to keep the ball in positions where he should be protecting the back four and struggling to break away. Recently, Aleksandar Pavlovic and Leon Goretzka have been playing in the back three, and with injuries at right fullback, he has been playing on the right side of defense.

A feud erupted. Last month, Munich lost 2-3 at Bochum in the 22nd round of the 2023-24 German Bundesliga. After the match, Germany’s Sport 1 reported that “there was an argument between Kimmich and head coach Jupp Heynckes after the match, which, according to ‘AZ’ reporter Patrick Strasser, came to the brink of a brawl. ‘DAZN’ also briefly mentioned the controversy in its broadcast.”

Munich CEO Christian Dresen acknowledged the incident. “I know what happened, but there is nothing for the fans. (The altercation) is very normal. It was emotional. Kimmich always gives everything and wants to win. I understand that he was angry in the moment,” he explained.

Kimmich’s contract runs until June 2025, and there hasn’t been any news of a renewal yet. Furthermore, the transfer speculation is starting to take center stage. Munich are open to selling Kimmich and have set a price tag of €80 million. With only one year left on his contract, there is a strong possibility that the price could fall below that. “Munich are ready to sell Kimmich in the summer and are considering a move to the 토토사이트 Premier League,” according to multiple British outlets. His future has been unclear in Munich for months,” and “Munich are keen to sell Kimmich in the summer to avoid losing him to free agency.”

The transfer rumors have also emerged in the winter transfer window. Florian Plettenberg of Germany’s Sky Sports said: “It can no longer be ruled out that Kimmich will leave Munich in the summer. The player can leave under certain conditions. Paris Saint-Germain want him now or in the summer, but no concrete talks have taken place yet. Other clubs are also interested. Kimmich is surprised that the club is not in talks to renew his contract.”

“We can confirm that Kimmich and Munich have not yet discussed a new contract beyond 2025 in detail. Kimmich is not ruling out the possibility of leaving the club under certain conditions.”

“I’m contracted until 2025,” Kimmich said of the winter transfer speculation. At the moment, I’m focused on Munich and a move in the winter transfer window is not the main topic. I’m sure one day a club will approach me and we will negotiate. We will talk to each other, not through the media,” he said. However, with no further progress on a new deal, he may be ready to move on.

Some are even predicting a move to Man City. “Pep Guardiola is desperate to reunite with Kimmich, and City are making a bid,” said one source.


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