Barcelona legend Xavi has reportedly informed Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich that he can be a ‘good participant’ for Camp Nou, as would Germany’s 2014 World Cup successful captain Philipp Lahm have been throughout his illustrious profession.
Xavi, who continues to delay his profession with Al Sadd, visited Bayern throughout a latest heat climate coaching camp in Qatar, the place he spoke with gamers and employees and took a specific liking to Kimmich after first being knowledgeable of the star a number of years in the past by Pep Guardiola.
In quotes attributed to Xavi by German publication SportBild, the 38-year-old admitted that he had not beforehand identified something about Kimmich, who joined Bayern from RB Leipzig in 2015, however has made positive to observe his progress ever since Guardiola informed him.
“I spoke to Pep Guardiola, my ex-coach from Barcelona, about him. Pep stated: ‘I’ve a participant within the staff who can play on any however actually each place!’ I requested, ‘Who’s the boy?’ He informed me and I had actually had by no means heard of him earlier than,” Xavi defined.
“Since that day, once I talked to Pep, I’ve adopted your profession. In any case, Pep doesn’t say that for no motive,” the four-time Champions League apparently stated to Kimmich.
“I knew immediately once I noticed you taking part in that you may turn into an awesome participant. Joshua, you’re the current and way forward for Bayern and the German nationwide staff. And you’ll actually play in any place. You’d be the right participant for Barcelona!
“In my profession, I’ve at all times saved my eyes open to search out gamers who would go well with Barça properly, and Philipp Lahm may have. Joshua Kimmich may play at Barcelona and not using a drawback and would match properly. However, Bayern Munich performs on the identical degree as Barça, and there you’ll be able to obtain rather a lot.”