Manchester City are optimistic in their quest to sign Joshua Kimmich, according to TEAMtalk. The 28-year-old German midfielder is considering a move away from Bayern Munich in the 2024 summer transfer window, with the reigning Premier League champions confident he will choose to join their ranks when he decides to leave the Bundesliga.
Joshua Kimmich, in his first years as a professional footballer, stood out mainly as a right back, establishing himself as one of the best in that position in the world during his time at Bayern Munich. However, since the retirement of Philipp Lahm, Kimmich has successfully transitioned into an elite midfielder.
Manchester City, optimistic about the possibility of signing Kimmich
With more than 350 games played for Bayern Munich, the versatile Kimmich has contributed 40 goals and 99 assists throughout his career. Despite his brilliant record at the Bavarian club, his future in the Bundesliga has been called into question following recent events.
Kimmich’s talent has attracted the attention of several big-name clubs, and in the summer transfer window, his name was linked with teams such as Liverpool and Barcelona. Both clubs still maintain their interest in the midfielder, but will face strong competition from Manchester City.
Manchester City had considered the possibility of signing Kimmich during the summer market but ultimately did not complete the operation, leaving the player at the Allianz Arena. However, his interest in Kimmich persists, and they see him as a valuable long-term midfield reinforcement.
The 28-year-old has the ability to play multiple roles in Manchester City’s scheme, as although he primarily functions as a defensive midfielder, he can provide both defensive solidity and creativity to the team. The Premier League champions are confident they will be able to secure his signature, and Kimmich has expressed his willingness to leave Bayern Munich, adding an element of uncertainty to his future in the Bundesliga.
Kimmich’s stance poses a dilemma for Bayern Munich, and it will be interesting to see if Manchester City finally launches a bid to acquire the services of the talented German midfielder, who could be a potential replacement for Kalvin Phillips in the English team.