According to a report from Sport Bild’s Christian Falk, Bayern Munich is going to make midfielder Joshua Kimmich the second highest paid player on the roster behind only superstar striker Robert Lewandowski.
Kimmich’s wages look to be approximately €20 million Falk said on his podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), which would represent a significant bump from his current deal:
Joshua Kimmich will earn up to €20m/year before taxes, and will therefore climb into the category of Bayern's top earners. Only Robert Lewandowski earns more (approximately €26m) [Podcast Bayern Insider, @cfbayern] pic.twitter.com/blDUGA4Y1j— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 6, 2021
Kimmich’s new contract is certainly well-deserved and was probably a necessity after the club seemingly overpaid Leroy Sane last summer. With a longer — and better — track record, Kimmich will now be in the same salary echelon as Sane. In addition to those two players, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller are also believed to be the other residents in the richest neighborhood of the Bayern Munich payroll.
The interesting part of this story is that it now should give Leon Goretzka a formal negotiating window now that he knows what his good buddy will be earning.