Joshua Kimmich, whose market value is €80 million, is reportedly pushing to join Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Joshua Kimmich is keen on joining Barcelona in the summer transfer window. Xavi Hernandez views the 28-year-old as the priority midfield target. And the Bayern Munich midfielder is ready to leave the Bundesliga champions by pushing for a move to the Catalan club.

Joshua Kimmich has evolved into one of the best midfielders in the world since joining Bayern Munich from VfB Stuttgart in July 2015. A budding right-back who aspired to become a formidable midfielder, he has fulfilled his prophecy at the Allianz Arena. And his market value has risen to €80 million in the last eight years.

The 28-year-old has made nearly 350 appearances for Bayern Munich, chipping in with 40 goals and 94 assists. But all is not well between the Bundesliga champions and the German international. And the situation has captured the attention of several high-profile clubs, including Barcelona.

Barcelona will see Sergio Busquets officially leave on July 1. And while the veteran midfielder’s performance levels have dipped in the last few years, his departure will leave a gaping hole in the Barcelona midfield. So the Catalan giants need to replace Busquets with a top-class midfielder in the summer transfer window.

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Kimmich has thus emerged as the priority target for Barcelona heading into the summer transfer window. And the 28-year-old’s qualities make him a natural replacement for Busquets. But Bayern Munich will unlikely entertain any offers for the German international, considering his stature at the Allianz Arena.

Recent reports even claimed that the player was happy at Bayern Munich and did not want to leave. But the latest claims by Mundo Deportivo point to Kimmich wanting to depart from the Allianz Arena. And like Robert Lewandowski last summer, he is ready to wage a battle with the Bundesliga champions to join Barcelona.

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The latest update has come as a boost for Barcelona as they look to secure Kimmich’s services this summer. But Bayern Munich will likely demand more than his market value of €80 million. So despite Kimmich’s push to join Barcelona, it will be interesting to see if the Blaugrana can afford to sign him.

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