Joshua Kimmich names two ‘amazing clubs’ amid links of transfer away from Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has addressed transfer rumours linking him to both Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer, labelling the two as ‘amazing clubs’.

The 29-year-old has seen heaps of success since joining Bayern in 2015 and has seen his fair share of trophies over his years at the Allianz Arena, including nine Bundesliga titles and one Champions League.

The playmaker remains a reliable asset to Thomas Tuchel’s side, making 38 appearances across all competitions this season.

But with just one year remaining on his Bayern contract, it looks as if a summer move may be on the cards, with huge clubs eyeing up Kimmich. The player has chosen to represent himself, rather than use an agent, to ensure that all communication goes directly through him.

In an interview with Spanish outlet Diario AS ahead of Bayern’s Champions League semi-final with Madrid, Kimmich addressed this transfer speculation and was asked whether Tuchel’s departure this summer will affect his plans.

Joshua Kimmich, Thomas TuchelJoshua Kimmich, Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel will depart Bayern at the end of the season / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Kimmich said: “This is a really interesting question for me, but it’s not the most important thing right now. I know that when you sign a contract you don’t sign it with the coach. You sign it with the club.

“But of course it’s also important to know what the coach thinks about you and the team. Other people in the club are concerned with choosing the coach.

“I want to talk to Bayern. And when I do that, I won’t go out and talk to the press about it. I’m only focused on the two games against Real Madrid. At the moment I’m not thinking about this. As I already said, I will speak to Bayern first. But of course Barcelona and Madrid are amazing clubs with an amazing history.”

Kimmich also addressed his interesting choice to avoid the use of an agent, explaining that it was the best decision for his family.

“The advantage is that you can speak for yourself, but this can also be a disadvantage. Sometimes it’s hard to talk about yourself. You are responsible for your decision,” he added.

“This is the most important thing for me, being at the table, listening directly to what those in charge say and being able to speak directly with the club and the coach. This helps me make a very good decision for my family and me.”


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