Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich rejects the idea of extending his contract with the Bavarian club this year, and in general there are many things that need to become clear before he agrees to stay at the Allianz Arena.
Kimmich's contract with Bayern runs until the summer of 2025, so a renewal is an urgent necessity rather than losing him for free in less than two years.
Questions that need answers
According to Sky Sports, Kimmich requires many questions to be answered before making a final decision on whether to stay or leave Bayern Munich.
These questions are what role does the coach see in him? What will the squad roster look like in the coming years? And what are Bayern's chances of competing for the Champions League every year?
Kimmich's mentality makes him want to be a starter in every game and compete for every competition, and he would rather return to playing in midfield regularly rather than right-back.
Bayern Munich chaos worries Kimmich
At the same time, the chaotic situation that has prevailed at Bayern Munich administratively in the last months worries Kimmich, so he wants to be reassured that things are stable and there is trust between all parties.
Bayern Munich sacked Julian Nagelsmann in March and brought in Thomas Tuchel to fulfill the dream of the treble, but the Bavarian only won the Bundesliga and hard-earned one.
After the end of the season, Oliver Kahn was sacked as club president, followed by the removal of Hasan Salihamidzic as sporting director with many changes in the German club's management structure.
This chaotic situation has negatively affected Kimmich and cast a shadow even on his form on the pitch, so he wants a clear answer that the club is stable and will not see such chaos and disagreements between the various parties again.
Barcelona and Real Madrid await
Sky Sports confirmed that there are many options available to Kimmich if he decides to leave, led by Barcelona, who have been interested in the 28-year-old for many years.
Added to the Spanish club are traditional rivals Real Madrid, as well as Manchester City, and many other clubs may appear to want to sign Kimmich, who welcomes a move but in certain circumstances.
It is noteworthy that Kimmich participated this season in 14 matches in various competitions, during which he succeeded in assisting 5 goals, and was heavily criticized after being expelled against Darmstadt after only 4 minutes, and consequently his absence from the German Clásico against Dortmund.