Bayern Munich star termed ‘perfect’ for Barcelona
Bayern Munich young defender Joshua Kimmich has been termed as perfect for Barcelona by the club’s legend Xavi.
The versatile 23-year-old fitted perfectly in the shoes left by Phillip Lahm and has established himself as a first-choice right-back at Bayern since moving from RB Leipzig in 2015.
Like Lahm, Kimmich can operate at full-back and in midfield, roles he grew into under the guidance of Pep Guardiola and according to Xavi, KImmich would be a perfect fit for his former club.
"I spoke to Pep Guardiola, my ex-coach from Barcelona, about him. I had never heard of him before. Since that day, I have followed his career. Joshua is the present and future of Bayern and the German national team. And he can play in any position.
"He would be the perfect player for Barcelona. In my career, I have always kept my eyes open to find players who would suit Barca. As Philipp Lahm could, Joshua Kimmich without problems (could) play at Barcelona, that would fit well," Xavi told Sport Bild at a media day in Doha.
Kimmich has started all 17 of Bayern's Bundesliga matches this season and has been an ever-present in their progression to the Champions League knockout stages.