Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has refused to close the door on a future move away from Bavaria, saying the prospect of playing abroad ‘interests’ him.
The 27-year-old has spent his entire playing career in Germany having hailed from the Stuttgart academy, before going on to establish a name for himself at RB Leipzig then moving onto Bayern, where his status as one of the game’s most versatile midfield units has reached stratospheric levels.
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Since moving to the Allianz Arena from Leipzig in 2015, Kimmich has won seven successive Bundesliga titles, as well as the Champions League in 2020, and mopping up plenty of domestic cups, not least three DFB-Pokals.
With the ongoing transfer saga involving Robert Lewandowski and the Pole’s well-documented desire to leave, Bayern could have another problem down the line with another superstar seemingly open to flying the nest — with Kimmich now expressing his intrigue at the prospect of playing over seas.
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“That would be an interesting challenge. I don’t know what will happen in a few years, we’ll see,” Kimmich told So Foot.
“I have a very good coach who is an advocate of attractive football. I have a lot of fun here, but somewhere in my head there is always this professional and personal challenge of one day reaching new horizons to discover.”
The 67-capped Germany international has once again impressed this month for his country, scoring the equalising goal as Hansi Flick’s men drew 1-1 with Italy, before going on to star in midfield as his nation largely dominated England in a 1-1 draw.
Kimmich then started in the middle of the park against Hungary but was unable to oversee victory as Germany drew their fourth successive 1-1, stretching back to the Netherlands in March. He will be hoping that hapless form turns around when they host Italy on Tuesday night.