Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has hinted he is set to make a move for Bayern Munich ace Joshua Kimmich in an interview with Spanish sports outlet Jijantes.
The Barca boss has been public in his pursuit of two new central midfielders this summer, and when asked about the German yesterday, Xavi said, “I talked to him in Qatar, we met at an event and he said he was a fan of me.”
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Xavi Hernandez wants to bring Kimmich to Nou Camp
The former Barca captain has previously been public in his admiration of the defensive midfielder and following the departure of Sergio Busquets, Xavi knows the importance of signing a new pivot in the summer.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo last week, Xavi said, ” (Martin) Zubimendi and Kimmich are super top players in their position. Kimmich has a long contract at Bayern so the only chance would be to negotiate with them. This depends on the club”.