Barcelona pursuit of Joshua Kimmich fades as Bayern Munich star commits to club
Barcelona’s pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich seems to be fading away, as recent reports suggest that the move is highly unlikely.
Speculations have emerged linking the Spanish club with the 28-year-old midfielder in their search for a replacement for Sergio Busquets, but the chances of securing his signature appear slim.
Contrary to Spanish reports, German journalist Florian Plettenberg has dismissed the possibility of Kimmich joining Barcelona.
Taking to Twitter, Plettenberg clarified the situation, stating, “He remains without an agent. He personally negotiated his contract extension until 2025. Barcelona has not made contact with him. He unequivocally intends to stay at the club and is not engaged in discussions with Barcelona. A future captain.”
In addition to Kimmich, another Barcelona target, Ilkay Gundogan, is also set to stay put. Despite initial speculation of a move to Camp Nou, the Manchester City midfielder is reportedly committed to remaining with his current club.
Barcelona’s hopes of bolstering their midfield with these high-profile signings appear to have diminished, leaving them to explore alternative options as the summer transfer window approaches.
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