Rumors have recently been swirling around the internet that German international footballer Joshua Kimmick, who currently plays in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich, could soon be leaving for one of several other top-flight European football teams.
However, his contract doesn’t expire until 2025. Some have suggested he may leave sooner than this and could end up going to French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
English Premier League side Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola is also a big fan of Kimmich. Let’s take a closer look at whether PSG is the right move for both the player and the club.
Would Kimmich be a good fit at PSG?
28-year-old Kimmich can play as a center-back, right-back, and midfielder, and many believe he would easily be able to walk into the PSG starting 11. He has tonnes of experience.
He’s also an intelligent player who would bring a lot of maturity to the team. If Paris Saint-Germain does end up signing Kimmich before his contract expires, he could be the perfect fit to take PSG to UEFA Champions League glory.
Can PSG win Ligue 1 or the UEFA Champions League this season?
PSG are currently at the top of the table in Ligue 1. After 17 games played, they have 40 points, which puts them 5 points above second-place Nice. They also recently qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after finishing second in Group F below table-toppers Borussia Dortmund.
They are currently the odds-on favorite to win Ligue 1 but only the fifth odds-on favorite team to win the UEFA Champions League. Here are the latest PSG outright winner betting odds for both competitions:
- Competition: Ligue 1. Fractional odds: 1/4. Decimal odds: 1.03. American/moneyline odds: -4,000. Implied probability rate (IPR): 97.60%
- Competition: UEFA Champions League. Fractional odds: 12/1. Decimal odds: 13.00. American/moneyline odds: +1,200. Implied probability rate (IPR): 7.70%
In other words, a much safer bet would be for PSG to win the 2023/24 Ligue 1 campaign but NOT to win the UEFA Champions League. A more sensible bet would be for PSG to finish in the top 2.
For this particular market at trusted iGaming sites like the official Unibet online bookmaker, you are currently looking at odds of around 5/1 (fractional odds), which is 6.00 in decimal odds and +500 in American/moneyline odds. It also means they have a 16.70% chance of winning the Champions League.
Which football team will Kimmich most likely join if he leaves Bayern Munich?
As mentioned, the team he will most likely join in the January transfer window or at the end of the season in the summer transfer window is French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. You are currently looking at average odds of around 8/1.
If you were to bet on Manchester City, you might be looking at average odds of around 10/1 and around 16/1 for him to join Manchester United or Liverpool. Other teams that have also been linked to Kimmich are Chelsea and any Saudi Pro League side.
After recently beating Revel 9-0 away in the round of 64 in the French Cup, PSG’s next game is in the league against Lens away on January 14. Their next game on January 20 is away to US Orleans in the round of 32 in the French Cup.
They also then go on to play Brest at home in Paris, Strasbourg away, and LOSC at home. Their next UEFA Champions League game is on February 14, when they host Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.
Other upcoming fixtures for PSG in the league are against Nantes (February 18), Rennes (February 25), and Monaco (March 3).