Huge news from Bild (for the second day in a row!). Per their reporting, Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to extend Joshua Kimmich’s contract until 2026 with hugely increased wages. Kimmich will eclipse Thomas Muller and is set to be second only to Robert Lewandowski in the club’s salary hierarchy.
Apparently, Kimmich negotiated this entire contract himself, without the need for an agent — a lawyer will only be needed to read the final contract once it’s done. This just proves that Kimmich really CAN do anything. He could give Raiola or Mendes a run for their money if he ever decides to open a player agency. Why did Coman and others hire Zahavi? They should’ve hired Kimmich instead.
Meanwhile, we have even more good news in Bild’s report — talks with Leon Goretzka have resumed after weeks of no communication. Despite the hiatus, Bild reports that the atmosphere was “positive”. Hopefully, the Kimmich extension helps get the Goretzka one over the line too, as it was rumored that he wanted to see which direction the club was headed before committing to a long term deal.
This new contract should keep Joshua Kimmich at Bayern Munich until he’s 31, which would encompass his entire prime years. Let’s hope the official announcement comes soon!
Multiple sources are confirming Bild’s reporting. Looks like this is really happening.
Sky confirms BILD's report: Joshua Kimmich is on the verge of signing a new 5-year deal. Kimmich has never looked at other options, he always wanted to stay and find a fair solution with the club. He negotiated for himself and the talks have always been positive pic.twitter.com/ECn80AMO12— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 4, 2021
In case you can read German, check out the original tweet by Sky. Meanwhile, here’s Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg on the matter:
Update #Kimmich (due to many inquiries): There is nothing to add to the report from @altobelli13. Everyone at #FCBayern assumes that he will accept the generous contract offer and extend it in the long term. A law firm from Munich (sports law) supported him. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 4, 2021