Lionel Messi requests Barcelona to swap Philippe Coutinho with Joshua Kimmich

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich might likely engage in a huge exchange deal in the summer of 2020, with an idea from Lionel Messi.

Barca seems to target January transfer to aim some of Bayern’s players because most of their key men are aging. They will also release some of their players in the swap deal.

The Catalans may seek to finally replace Luis Suarez with another valuable striker. While there will be an introduction of a new right-back, centre-back, and a midfielder too.

Ernesto Valverde’s side will not only strive to purchase players, but they may also get rid of a few in their own squad.

As regards this, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal are likely to leave the club in January itself. But the Blaugrana may earn enough from the sale of Philippe Coutinho, reportedly valued at a large sum of 120 million euros.

Coutinho has been amazing for the Bundesliga giants and has proven within months of his loan term that he is worthy to be a successor to Franck Ribery. 

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However, the Brazil international is eager to leave Barcelona while the German champions is also glad to purchase the former Liverpool forward. 

But the Spanish giants put a buying clause of 120million euros on the Brazilian before his release. While Lionel Messi expects Barcelona to get not only money out of the deal, but to sign Joshua Kimmich.

Captain Leo clearly said that he wants someone on the right-back position that can duplicate the quality of Jordi Alba at left-back. Probably something that both Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo does not possess.

The Bavarians currently values Joshua Kimmich 80 million euros. But the fact that the German is already a regular in their squad. Also, the 24-year-old has a long career ahead of him, Bayern Munich may be hesitant to let him go. 

Though, if the deal gets through, Barca will get Kimmich into their team as well as saving an extra 40 million euros from selling Coutinho.

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