A curious rumor is currently sweeping through the soccer world: Bayern midfield star Joshua Kimmich is reportedly interested in a move to the Saudi Pro League. The top Saudi club Al Ahli is being touted as a possible new club for the German international.
Joshua Kimmich has been linked with numerous European clubs in recent months. In addition to FC Barcelona, Manchester City in particular are said to be interested. Now a new name has emerged that will surprise many soccer fans.
According to Arab transfer insider Ahmed Ragab, Al Ahli have their eye on the Bayern midfield boss. The German head coach of the Saudi club, Matthias Jaissle, is said to already be in contact with Kimmich and working on a transfer. According to Ragab, Kimmich is reportedly waiting for a concrete offer from Al Ahli.
Kimmich to compensate for Firmino’s departure
Al Ahli, who already have stars such as Edouard Mendy, Frank Kessie, Riyad Mahrez and Roberto Firmino in their ranks, are looking to close the gap on their two league rivals Al Hilal and Al Nassr. Kimmich is expected to play a key role in this.
According to Ragab, the club is planning to part ways with Roberto Firmino in order to realize the transfer. The Brazilian, who has had a difficult start to the season, may be sold or loaned out within the league.
One thing is clear: such a move would undoubtedly cause a stir in the soccer world. Kimmich is currently a controversial player in Munich, but he is known for his great sporting ambition and is still an absolute leader at the German record champions. A transfer to the Saudi Pro League at the best age of a footballer, 28, seems more than unlikely. Especially as Bayern would like to extend the contract (2025) with the German international.