Speculation about transfers and new signings is a constant in the world of football and any statement made by a player can spark endless rumors. This time, FC Bayern Munich’s versatile midfielder Joshua Kimmich has fanned the flames of speculation by naming Xavi Hernández his idol in a recent test conducted by the Bavarian club.
At 28 years old, Kimmich has proven to be one of the most complete midfielders in Europe. His ability to play dynamic, aggressive and technical football has made him a natural successor to the position once occupied by the legendary Sergio Busquets. . at FC Barcelona. However, as MundoDeportivo tells it, what really caught the attention was his admiration for Xavi Hernández, an iconic figure in culé history and current Barcelona coach.
This gesture has not gone unnoticed and many are wondering whether Kimmich could be a realistic option for Barça in the future. Although the German player still has two years left on his contract with Bayern Munich, his ability to negotiate a departure from the club could improve at the end of the season. In May and June, Bayern remained steadfast in their refusal to sell Kimmich, but things could change.
There is currently no spot for him, but he is on the list
FC Barcelona have already signed Oriol Romeu as a regular, but Xavi Hernández has made it clear that this position is one of the few that is not duplicated in his squad. The opportunity to have a talent like Kimmich in midfield would be a dream come true for any coach. In fact, Xavi Hernández has stated on several occasions that he is a footballer that he really likes and that they need at the Catalan club.
It is not the first time that FC Bayern Munich players have expressed their admiration for FC Barcelona figures. Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala and Kingsley Coman have revealed their idols such as Messi and Ronaldinho, which could fuel the idea of a possible star exodus to the Camp Nou in the future.