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Bayern Munich superstar no longer a priority for Barcelona due to economic reasons



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Over the past week or so, there had been a lot of chatter about FC Barcelona and their interest in Bayern Munich midfield mainstay Joshua Kimmich.

The 28-year-old German international was understood to be unhappy at the Bavarian outfit, leading to speculations about his future. And Barça were weighing up a swoop for him, with it being reported that the project at the Catalan outfit attracted the player.

Even though Bayern Munich were understood to be uninterested in a sale, reports emerged stating that Barcelona had made Kimmich their No. 1 priority for the pivot position and believed they can sign him if the player pushes for an exit.

However, now, Gerard Romero is reporting that Kimmich is no longer the priority target for the newly-crowned La Liga champions to replace Sergio Busquets due to economic reasons.

The rumours of a move for Kimmich were always too good to be true, considering the financial situation that the Blaugrana find themselves in at the moment.

Given that Barça have their spending powers restricted due to their Financial Fair Play issues, it was always unlikely that they would be able to splurge big amounts on a single player in the summer transfer window.

More so, considering that manager Xavi Hernandez is also seeking to add a new right-back to the roster as well.

As such, a move for Kimmich is no longer a priority at Spotify Camp Nou. It remains to be seen who they decide to go after to replace their long-serving club captain Busquets, who could be on his way to Saudi Arabia.

The Barcelona manager remains insistent on Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, but his €60 million exit clause makes the deal difficult to pull off.

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