Following Joshua Kimmich’s refusal, Bayern Munich has made a clear stance against FC Barcelona, firmly holding onto their valuable asset.
FC Barcelona’s Failed Attempt to Sign Joshua Kimmich
Despite losing Sergio Busquets, a key figure in their midfield, FC Barcelona’s pursuit of Joshua Kimmich has come to an end. Even from the beginning, the signs were not in favor of Barça as the 28-year-old midfielder had already declined their advances.
German media outlet Abendzeitung stated two weeks ago, “Neither Real nor Barça are on the agenda for him.”
Bayern Munich’s Firm Stand
Despite continued persistence from Barcelona, Bayern Munich has decided to speak out and put an end to the ongoing rumors. Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer expressed his calmness regarding Joshua Kimmich, stating, “I don’t understand why they are publicly ‘flirting’ with our player.
Joshua Kimmich is a cornerstone of our team. It is part of our project for the future, it is a certainty,” in an interview with Sky Sports Germany.
FC Barcelona’s Search for a Midfield Replacement
FC Barcelona now faces the challenge of finding a suitable replacement for Sergio Busquets. It remains to be seen whether they will look for someone other than Joshua Kimmich. However, reports suggest that Franck Kessié could be a potential option.
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Since joining Barcelona last summer, the Ivorian international (61 caps, 8 goals) has struggled to make an impact under Xavi, with only 2 goals and 2 assists in 39 games across all competitions. Liverpool has shown interest in revitalizing his career, as reported by Sport. This could potentially help alleviate Barcelona’s financial difficulties caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Bayern Munich’s firm rejection of FC Barcelona’s pursuit of Joshua Kimmich has put an end to the transfer rumors.
Barcelona now faces the challenge of finding a suitable replacement for Sergio Busquets, with Franck Kessié being one of the potential candidates. Meanwhile, Liverpool’s reported interest in Kessié could provide a financial boost to Barcelona in these challenging times.