Joshua Kimmich insists he sees no reason why he won’t be starting the new season as a player amid speculation surrounding his future.
The influential midfielder has been a key component of the sides which have dominated the Bundesliga but the giants are now no longer regarding the 28-year-old as ‘untouchable’.
Kimmich was irked by the way in which was treated last season when he was sacked out of the blue before the appointment of .
Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the Germany international while a reunion with his former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, who are seeking a replacement for Ilkay Gundogan, has also been touted.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are looking at a near total overhaul of their midfield engine room given the impending departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho and have been linked with a move for Kimmich before the transfer window closes.
Addressing his future ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against City, however Kimmich gave an emphatic response, saying: ‘I’m very certain that I will play the coming season at FC Bayern. I have no other plans.’
Bayern have already made three signings this summer but none of Min-jae Kim, Konrad Laimer or Raphael Guerreiro will feature against the treble winners.
‘They made a good impression,’ Kimmich added when asked to assess the new trio.
‘Unfortunately, Raphaël Guerreiro is injured, which is very painful for us and for him. We already know Konni Laimer from the Bundesliga. Minjae Kim hasn’t been able to train with us that often yet.
‘We are glad that all three are with us. We are convinced that they will help us with their quality.’
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