Liverpool could look to make a move for Bayern Munich and Germany star Joshua Kimmich in 2024, according to journalist Christian Falk.
The 28-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic career, arguably maturing into one of Europe’s best midfielders, having initially shone as a right-back during his younger days.
Kimmich has had so much success with Bayern, winning eight Bundesliga titles and one Champions League crown, but it could be that a new challenge appeals to him before he drifts past his peak.
The midfielder is contracted at Bayern until the summer of 2025, meaning that next year will be the last realistic chance for Bayern to earn big money for him.
Speaking to Caught Offside, Falk claimed that Liverpool could rival Manchester City in showing an interest in Kimmich:
“It cannot be ruled out that FC Bayern and Kimmich part ways. His contract only runs until 2025. Like Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel has also questioned the player. Both coaches do not see Kimmich as a ‘holding Six’.
“FC Barcelona is very interested in Kimmich. If he comes onto the market next summer, some clubs in the Premier League will also look at him. Pep Guardiola is considered a big fan of Kimmich after having initially discovered and promoted him in Munich. The City coach appreciates Kimmich’s versatility as he can play in many positions.
“But Jurgen Klopp also knows Kimmich’s strengths, which would suit Liverpool FC well. The poker for Kimmich could soon be open.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool signing Kimmich in 2024…
Kimmich is a wonderful footballer who is capable of shining for any club in the world, so the idea of him in a Liverpool shirt is mouthwatering, simply because of the quality he possesses.
That being said, the 82-cap Germany international does turn 29 next February, so he wouldn’t be a long-term addition, as is the case with the likes of Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Alliser and Ryan Gravenberch.
Kimmich also isn’t the out-and-out No.6 that Liverpool arguably crave, as Falk alludes to in his comments, so it could essentially be an expensive signing that the Reds don’t need.
If it happened, there would be understandable excitement among the fanbase, but a move to Barcelona or City feels more likely at this stage in Kimmich’s career, with Jurgen Klopp often more keen to sign younger players who can develop into world-class talents.