The rumors, however, were floating around and many people heard the rumblings that the 28-year-old Germany international could move on.
Heck, even FC Barcelona coach Xavi heard the news and commented that he and Kimmich had a chance encounter in Qatar.
While not exactly a salacious event, Xavi did give some insight into what he felt about a potential change of scenery for Kimmich.
“I talked to him in Qatar, we met at an event and he said he was a fan of me,” Xavi told Jijantes (as captured by Fabrizio Romano). “Barça move? He is under contract with Bayern so it depends on him — look at Lewy for example, he wanted to come.”
The last part of that statement sure was interesting, but ultimately does not mean a whole lot. It will be fun, however, to see if Bayern Munich’s leadership responds.
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