Sebastian Rudy’s signing was seen as a positive step with another player that can fill in at multiple positions. Like Joshua Kimmich, Rudy can play in defense and in midfield, so he would be another player to give Carlo Ancelotti multiple options in which to deploy him.
Still, with Bayern Munich being adamant that Kimmich will be taking over the right back position with Philipp Lahm’s retirement, the position that Rudy would primarily play was debated.
“He’s going to be Kimmich’s backup.”
“He’s going to be in central midfield.”
“He’s going to be a winger backup.”
It appears that we now have our answer, straight from Rudy’s mouth.
"I think FC Bayern took me not only because I'm flexible, but because I’m really good,” Rudy told Welt am Sonntag, according to SportBild. “I plan to play in central midfield there, too. That's my position, where I play best.”
Rudy expecting to play in central midfield would be he’s basically a replacement for Xabi Alonso in an already deep midfield. We know that Rudy isn’t better than Arturo Vidal or Thiago Alcantara, so he would be directly competing with Renato Sanches for minutes. That is, of course, if Bayern doesn’t look for a sure-fire star in the transfer market this summer.