Philippe Coutinho is on his way to Munich to join Bayern on loan from Barcelona, but it looks like that’s not going to be the last time the Germans and Spanish make business this summer.
After Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi demanded the club to improve their options at right-back, the Blaugrana turned their heads to Joshua Kimmich, one of the best players in Niko Kovac’s side. They currently have Nelson Semedo, Sergi Roberto and Moussa Wague as options to choose in that area, but that doesn’t seem to convince the club’s talisman.
According to Don Balon, Messi asked the club’s hierarchy to strengthen their options at right-back, with the Blaugrana now focusing on Kimmich. Earlier this summer, David Alaba was linked with a move to the Camp Nou to play at left-back, but now his teammate is the player who might be arriving in Catalonia.
Don Balon also notes that if Barca decide to bring in the German international, they’ll have to disburse about €80 million in order to do so. Kimmich is one of the best right-backs in the world at this moment, being followed by several clubs over the last couple of years after his good performances with both Bayern and Germany national team.
Something that this guy will bring is his versatility. The 24-year-old not only can play at right-back but as a center-back, defensive midfielder and central midfielder.
Now we have to wait if Barcelona are able to make this signing. The club’s president Josep Bartomeu stated that they might land another player before the closure of the transfer window, and that could be Kimmich, more knowing that Messi is the one asking for this signing.
This would take the Blaugrana to the next level; this guy is young and despite his age, he’s very mature and a great leader, so this is a move Barcelona should make if they want to win it all this season.