‘This is how business is done’…Man City “Kancelu good? Let’s swap him for Kimmich.”
Manchester City are planning to swap a player out of their plans for one of Europe’s top midfielders.
“City have expressed an interest in signing Joshua Kimmich,” British outlet 90min reported on Sunday. 메이저놀이터
A key midfielder for Bayern Munich, Kimmich has been one of the Bundesliga’s best midfielders since moving to Munich in 2015. He has played as a right-back in the past, but since joining the Bavarians, he has fully established himself as a defensive midfielder.
Kimmich has recently been linked with a new challenge in the summer transfer window, with some of Europe’s top clubs showing interest. With Barcelona having already identified Kimmich as a target, Man City have also been linked with a move, making the summer transfer window a fierce one.
According to 90min, “Man City are interested in signing Kimmich. Kimmich is considering his future in Munich and European clubs are aware that he is looking for a new challenge. Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan could leave the club this summer, and City, in need of midfield reinforcements, have set their sights on Kimmich, according to the report.
“City believe that Kimmich would fit seamlessly into their midfield as he has already worked under Pep Guardiola in the past,” the source added.
The publication emphasized that City could utilize Joao Cancelo, who is on loan at Munich, to bring in Kimmich.
Once City’s undisputed first-choice fullback, Kancelu’s form has dipped since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and he has been pushed out of the starting lineup. His lack of playing time behind the likes of Rico Luiz and Nathan Ake led to direct complaints to Guardiola, and his decision to join Munich on loan in the winter transfer window set the stage for a turnaround.
Since joining the Bavarians, Kancelu has been a solid performer with one goal and four assists in 14 appearances, and has found himself back in the starting lineup, especially since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
“Kancelu has started more games since Tuchel’s arrival, and Tuchel wants to keep him at Munich,” said 90min, noting that Kimmich and Kancelu could swap places if Tuchel and Guardiola get their way.
The potential departure of Kimmich, one of the best midfielders in Europe, would allow City to build the best possible squad for next season. The move to a key player in the center of the midfield will not only improve City’s performance, but also their transfer market strategy.