As Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City revolution steams ahead in train-like fashion, it seems as if very few players could actually improve the team at the moment. There is one player, however, that epitomises Pep-ball and should be bought in at all costs.
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich appears to be a player who suits Guardiola down to the ground. The pair worked together at the Allianz Arena for a while, an experience which the German seems to have benefited from massively.
The 23-year-old plays at right-back mostly, but can play in defensive midfield or centre midfield, a trait which the Spanish boss expects of his full-backs – it is evident in the way that he deploys Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph at left-back and in midfield.
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Kimmich is a generational talent with the world at his feet, and is already one of the best defenders in world football even at such a young age.
If the Citizens are given even the slightest encouragement to make a move for the Bayern star, they will presumably jump at it.
It is becoming a case of the player’s astounding ability that no clubs are really considering making a move for him, similar to way in which no one goes near Lionel Messi as they know Barcelona won’t listen to a word.
However, if one man has the pulling power to bring a player to a club, it’s Guardiola. It is no secret that the former Barcelona boss is in the market for a defensive midfielder to replace the ageing Fernandinho, and Kimmich ticks all the boxes that he would be looking for in any potential signing.
On the other hand, City are one of the richest clubs in the world. Bayern don’t necessarily need the cash, but their old-looking frontline consisting of 34-year-old Arjen Robben and 35-year-old Franck Ribery will take some serious investment to replace.
They could well be tempted by a huge offer from the Premier League champions.
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