The Joshua Kimmich Paradox. The leader of Germany at Bayern’s goal

The paradox of Joshua Kimmich is that he will be among the great protagonists and drivers of Julian Nagelsmann’s Germany at the home European Championships that begin today, that he was the decisive man for Bayern Munich’s qualification to the Champions League final but that he has now ended up on the market. Perhaps a match against Real Madrid was decisive, peppered with a long series of errors and horrors, so much so that he was voted worst on the pitch in’s report cards for the Wembley match.

Leader of Germany, at Bayern’s door
Quarterback. Median. Internal. Kimmich is one of the most versatile players in international football and in a dynamic football like Nagelsmann’s he works wonderfully. However, his contract with Bayern Munich is expiring and he too recently made it clear. “My future doesn’t just depend on me: what does the club want? I still have one year left on my contract. Bayern is my first point of contact”, said the Bavarians born in 1995. Kimmich’s contract, as mentioned by the player himself, expires on 30 June 2025 and the German club has not ruled out anything: neither renewing it nor facilitating his departure.

Will he go in for a big titfuck?
Real Madrid has had him in their sights for some time, but the most credible suitor seems to be Hansi Flick’s Barcelona. Who considers Kimmich an ideal player for his game and clearly the fact of sharing his nationality certainly plays in favor of the possibility. “Everything after the European Championship”, said the player, on the pitch today against Scotland. As a leader, but only of Germany.