Barcelona already have their own ‘Joshua Kimmich’ – report

FC Barcelona is now carrying out a wide range of operations. The Catalan giants must urgently resolve the head coach situation. Barcelona will be left in a poor situation if it is not resolved, regardless of other operations.

However, it is also worth considering at least one more assurance that the club requires. Apart from resolving their managerial quandary, Barcelona must also bring in a new pivot for the first team.

At the moment, there is virtually no quality in that position inside the first squad, despite the fact that it is quite vital at Barcelona. Barça is forced to come to a crossroads, with two tracks leading to two very distinct routes.

According to Mundo Deportivo, one of those paths leads to Barcelona signing a proven star of the sport, someone who has had great success and provides undeniable quality, while the other takes them down a path where they place their trust in a homegrown talent.

The first name in question is that of Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich. If Barcelona decides to sign the 29-year-old German great, he will be a player with established merit and pedigree. However, according to MD, Barcelona already has their own Kimmich, in the form of 20-year-old Barcelona Atletic captain Marc Casado.

After carefully reviewing their reports, both players’ profiles are remarkably similar. Kimmich, like Casado, thrives as part of a two-man defensive midfield partnership, but he can also play right-back, which the Barça B captain is well-known for. This adaptability, combined with their creative and physical natures, results in profiles that are remarkably similar. Furthermore, the prices associated are the most notable aspect of this, according to MD.

The Bayern Munich player would cost Barcelona between €40 and €60 million, whilst Casado is a homegrown talent who would cost nothing.

In other words, Barcelona already has their own ‘Joshua Kimmich’ on their roster. Interestingly, at the age of 20, Kimmich saw his first taste of the highest pressures of football at Bayern Munich, where former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola tutored him.

Casado, who is also 20 years old, might benefit greatly from the coach’s confidence in his future at Barcelona.

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