Does a battle loom for Manchester City to sign a Bayern Munich midfielder?

Could Manchester City face a transfer battle to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich? The champions do appear in the market for reliable support for Rodri. Joshua Kimmich is potentially a player who could provide experienced support to City’s midfield general. But a new report indicates that Manchester City would face a battle to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder.

A new report from Graeme Bailey which was relayed by Shaun Webbley for HITC indicates that Manchester City would face competition from Barcelona for the signature of Joshua Kimmich. HITC reports that Kimmich has 12 months remaining on his current contract with Bayern Munich and is currently assessing his options. Furthermore, HITC reports that City and Barcelona have significant interest in signing Kimmich.

Joshua Kimmich could be the ideal solution to City’s lack of reliable support for Rodri.

As a player, Joshua Kimmich appears ready-made for Pep Guardiola’s squad. The German international would know the demands of his manager given he has previously played under Guardiola. He also has a proven pedigree at Bayern Munich in the Champions League from across his illustrious career. If the champions wanted a player who could step in almost immediately and support Rodri Kimmich does seem like the ideal candidate for that role.

What Manchester City wouldn’t want is to be drawn into a transfer battle for Kimmich’s services. Traditionally the champions don’t get drawn into protracted negotiations or battles for new signings. If Kimmich decides he wants to head to the Etihad it would be expected that City would move for the midfielder. If he doesn’t or takes his time making a decision it wouldn’t be a surprise to City shift their attention elsewhere in the market. Kimmich’s decision on his future will be something to watch for over the transfer window.

Manchester City’s potential move for Joshua Kimmich is just one of several stories to watch for this summer. He appears ideally suited to a role in Pep Guardiola’s squad. But whether or not the champions will get drawn into a battle for his signature remains to be seen.

Tags Barcelona Bayern Munich Graeme Bailey HITC Joshua Kimmich Manchester City Pep Guardiola Rodri

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