Arsenal legend turned pundit Ian Wright is a big fan of Joshua Kimmich and per a new report from English outlet, Metro, he’d love to see him make the move to the Premier League in England at some point. Ironically enough, Wright’s former side has suffered a handful of defeats from Bayern in the past couple of years in the Champions League, which has probably helped put Kimmich on his radar, in addition to Bayern Munich’s treble winning 2019/20 season.
In a virtual session of Wright’s podcast, “Wrighty’s House,” the Arsenal legend said he was recently discussing with someone what position he would potentially like to return to playing as. When Wright mentioned right wing-back, a position that Kimmich has played well before being moved to midfield.
“I was speaking to somebody other day about what positions you’d come back as. I thought maybe I’d like to be a right wing-back because whatever position I’m playing I want to be able to get forward and score and I want to be expressive in what I’m doing,” Wright said. “I don’t want to destroy and then give it to Kevin de Bruyne, I need more than that.”
After explaining why, exactly, he’d like to give right wing-back a go, he said that Kimmich’s playing style and versatility is a large part of the reason why.
“This is why I like Kimmich, I love him and he’s one I want to see in the Premier League,” Wright said. “There’s a vibe about Kimmich and I just love it, he’s my favorite at the minute.”
On all accounts, Wright isn’t wrong at all and it’s incredibly difficult to think of Kimmich and not have some of his really intense facial expressions or mid-match shouts come to mind. He’s definitely a player that possesses a real winner’s mentality like the rest of the players on Bayern’s squad and there’s a reason why the footballing world is clearly taking notice. However, while Wright’s remarks are flattering, we’ll all certainly be hoping that Kimmich stays at Bayern and doesn’t decide to move to the Premier League. He’s got future Bayern and Die Mannschaft captain written all over him and for all things considered, he is in exactly the right place at Bayern.