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FC Bayern sign Joshua Kimmich

FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart have agreed transfer terms for Germany U-19 European Championship winner Joshua Kimmich (19). The defensive midfielder is currently with second division RB Leipzig but returns to his former club Stuttgart at the end of the season in line with an option clause in the player’s contract. Kimmich will join Bayern on 1 July 2015.

Both Matthias Sammer and Pep Guardiola identified Kimmich as a target for FCB. The Baden-Württemberg-born midfielder featured for Germany at the U-17, U-18 and U-19 levels and is currently a member of the national U-21 squad.

Kimmich will sign a contract keeping him at FC Bayern until 30 June 2020. The player moves from Stuttgart to Munich for an undisclosed fee.