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Barcelona eyes Joshua Kimmich as a new defensive midfielder

Joshua Kimmich

Barcelona will give preference to a summer move for Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, as the best replacement for Sergio Busquets. According to RAC1, Joshua Kimmich is still attracting attention from Barcelona. The Catalan giants consider the 28-year-old midfielder from Bayern Munich to be their top objective for the summer transfer season. He has surpassed Martin Zubimendi in the intended pecking order to succeed Sergio Busquets.

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Barcelona might appoint Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich joined Bayern Munich nearly eight years ago from VfB Stuttgart. He has achieved his potential as a quality right-back with hopes of becoming a top-class midfielder in recent seasons. And in doing so, the German international has proven to be Philipp Lahm’s real heir for both club and country.
The 28-year-old is crucial to Germany and Bayern Munich. And he’s played nearly 350 games with Die Roten, contributing 40 goals and 94 assists. However, new rumours indicate that Kimmich’s future is uncertain. A situation like this has piqued the interest of several high-profile clubs, including Barcelona.

The Blaugrana will enter the summer transfer window looking for a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets. Barcelona’s captain will leave Spotify Camp Nou during the summer transfer window. While the veteran midfielder’s play has dipped in recent years, his departure will leave a big void in Barcelona’s midfield.

Several midfielders have therefore surfaced on Barcelona’s radar, with Xavi Hernandez prioritising Martin Zubimendi. The Blaugrana, on the other hand, cannot afford to sign the Real Sociedad midfielder. And, despite the fact that Kimmich’s market value is €80 million, he has emerged as a key target for Barcelona.

According to the RAC1 report, Kimmich is Barcelona’s top target to replace Busquets. However, it is uncertain whether the Catalan giants can afford the 28-year-old midfielder’s asking price. A player-exchange deal for the German international is also possible.

It would be fascinating to see if Bayern Munich is willing to accept a player in exchange for selling the 28-year-old to Barcelona. For the time being, the Catalan giants see the dynamic midfielder as their top summer transfer target.

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