“Up To Me” – Liverpool And PL Rivals On Alert As 87 Cap German International Issues Transfer Update

Liverpool target Joshua Kimmich has said that his future will be decided after the European Championships.

Asked for an update on whether he will leave Bayern Munich this summer, Kimmich replied that discussions are expected to take place once the Euros are over:

“The situation is absolutely clear: I have a contract with FC Bayern until 2025, so it’s not mainly up to me to be active right now. My focus is solely on the European Championship, and after that there will be a conversation.”

Reports in the German media have revealed that Bayern sporting director Max Eberl has NOT given Kimmich any guarantees that he will be offered a new deal, despite the fact that it expires next year.

If that stance is maintained then it’s likely that his club will look to sell the 87-cap German international before he can leave for nothing.

Kimmich is only open to joining 5 clubs if he leaves Bayern

Speaking about the 29-year-old’s situation earlier this month, Sky Germany journalist Kerry Hau named Liverpool as one of the teams that Kimmich would consider moving to:

“Kimmich would only join an absolute, ambitious top club. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal would be options for him. But at the moment, there are no talks with any other club. Bayern is still Kimmich’s first point of contact.”

Will Liverpool try to sign Kimmich?

Even if the player is keen on a switch to Anfield, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the Reds will pursue him. His age, combined with his wage demands, make any deal unlikely.

If Jurgen Klopp was still in charge, his clout could have made the deal happen, but the return of Michael Edwards and the appointment of Richard Hughes as sporting director suggests that club owners FSG want a return to their tried-and-tested transfer model.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.