Real Madrid rule out Joshua Kimmich move

Real Madrid will not launch the offensive to sign 29-year-old Bayern Munich utility man Joshua Kimmich, a target for Barcelona.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Joshua Kimmich is the subject of interest from Barcelona. Recent updates have also linked the 29-year-old with Real Madrid. However, Los Blancos will not launch the offensive to sign the Bayern Munich utility man in the summer transfer window.

The Joshua Kimmich story

Joshua Kimmich has blossomed into a world-class midfielder since joining Bayern Munich from VfB Stuttgart in July 2015. A promising prospect nearly a decade ago, he began his stint with Die Roten as a right-back before becoming a top-notch midfielder after Philipp Lahm’s retirement.

The 29-year-old has turned out nearly 400 times thus far for Bayern Munich, chipping in with 42 goals and 104 assists. However, Kimmich’s long-term future at the Allianz Arena is uncertain heading into the summer transfer window after a frustrating 2023/24 campaign with the Bavarian giants.

Considering Kimmich’s status as one of the best players in the world, it is hardly surprising that he is a target for the who’s who of European football. However, widespread reports have suggested that the German international’s next destination will be La Liga, with Barcelona and Real Madrid vying for his signature.

The Barcelona, Real Madrid links

Barcelona’s interest in Joshua Kimmich is understandable. Sergio Busquets has left a gaping hole in the midfield department since his departure from the club last summer. With Oriol Romeu failing to fill that void, it behoves Barcelona to invest in a top-class midfielder, bringing the Bayern Munich utility man into the picture.

As for Real Madrid, Toni Kroos’s impending retirement will create a void in the middle of the park. Recent reports have also claimed that Kimmich can imagine seeing himself play for Los Blancos. However, Real Madrid will not launch the offensive for the 29-year-old, ruling out a summer move.

With Real Madrid no longer pursuing Joshua Kimmich’s signature, Barcelona might have a clear run at him in the summer transfer window. It will be interesting to see if the Blaugrana can prise the German international away from Bayern Munich.

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