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Barcelona are ready to formalise their interest in Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich

Barcelona will contact Bayern Munich soon to explore a summer transfer for German international Joshua Kimmich. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will soon formalise their interest in Joshua Kimmich. The Catalan club is all set to make a bid for the 28-year-old Bayern Munich versatile player. And Xavi Hernandez is eager to meet with the player in order to clinch the move during the summer transfer window.

Barcelona eyes Joshua Kimmich as Busquets’ replacement

It is unusual for a player to be world-class in two completely distinct positions. But Joshua Kimmich is such an elite player that he has excelled as a right back and defensive midfielder. So it’s no surprise that commentators and Bayern Munich executives alike saw him as the heir to Philipp Lahm. The 28-year-old has done so for both his club and his country, becoming an essential asset for both. In the meantime, Kimmich’s market worth has increased to €80 million. However, current rumours say that the German international is willing to leave Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window. And such a situation has captured Barcelona’s interest.

The Catalan giants have shown interest in the Bayern Munich utility player. However, Barcelona began pursuing him intensively last month. And the club’s enthusiasm to sign the midfielder is understandable, given that Sergio Busquets is certain to leave Barcelona during the summer transfer window. The veteran midfielder’s departure will leave a significant vacuum in Barcelona’s midfield. Although Busquets has not been at his best in recent years, it will be difficult to replace his leadership and game-controlling abilities. This is where Kimmich comes into play for Barcelona. And the Catalan giants are certain to make a formal offer for the 28-year-old.

Catalan giants include Kimmich in their viability plan

While it is uncertain how Barcelona would match his market value of €80 million or his price tag, which might be greater, they are willing to include him in their viability plan. And the Blaugrana will shortly approach Bayern Munich about signing Kimmich. Meanwhile, the German international is willing to leave the Bundesliga club in order to join Barcelona.

Furthermore, Xavi Hernandez is prepared to speak with the 28-year-old, as he did with Robert Lewandowski last year. It will be interesting to see if Bayern Munich entertains any offers. For the time being, the veteran midfielder remains a top priority for Barcelona.

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