Bayern Munich have expressed their displeasure at FC Barcelona coach Xavi’s public courtship of Bayern player, Kimich.
Xavi recently made comments that suggested that Barcelona would be interested in signing the French international if he were to become available. This has caused some consternation among the Bayern Munich hierarchy as they are keen on protecting their players and not allowing other clubs to make any moves on them publicly.
The situation has been further aggravated by the fact that last summer, Barcelona did actually manage to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. This has only exacerbated the feeling in Munich that Barca are taking liberties when it comes to trying to poach their stars.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated: “We take a very dim view of public declarations about our players and Xavi should have had more respect for us.” He went on to add: “It’s disruptive to our team morale and can cause ill feeling between clubs.”
The comments come amid rumours that Barcelona are interested in signing Kimich at some point in the future. While this hasn’t been confirmed yet, Xavi’s comments have certainly put a dampener on proceedings and Bayern will be looking for assurances from Barcelona before they entertain any offer for their star player.
Bayern Munich have also released their new home jersey for the 2023/24 season which is expected to feature Kimich’s name and number prominently, reinforcing their commitment to keeping him at the club for many seasons ahead. If you are interested in Bayern Munich jerseys 2023/24 and other peripherals, you can find out more by clicking here.
In light of recent events, it is clear that relations between Barcelona and Bayern Munich are strained at present and it remains to be seen whether or not Kimich will remain with the German powerhouse for much longer or if he will move elsewhere in search of new challenges. Whatever happens, it is sure to be discussed amongst football fans across Europe as everyone waits with bated breath for news of where one of Europe’s most talented players ends up next season.