Joshua Kimmich has joined an increasing group of footballers choosing to dismiss agents and represent themselves in contract negotiations.
has decided to part company with the fair-sport GmbH agency and will now represent himself in future contract negotiations, according toGoal
Speaking about the move, Kimmich said:
"This is a conscious decision that I made last year. I have decided for myself that I want to stand up for my values and my views even more and that I want to live up to my personal responsibility.”
He then added that he is
"convinced that I can best represent my own position towards others.”
He still has more than two years on his current contract but he wants a new contract that will see him join the club’s top earners such as Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, and Thomas Muller.
By deciding to represent himself, Kimmich has joined an increasing group of footballers choosing to dismiss agents, who earn millions negotiating deals on their client’s behalf, and take more of a direct role in contract negotiations.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is one of the footballers who represented himself in talks over the new contract he signed earlier this month. It has been reported that his teammate Raheem Sterling is also considering a similar move.
Bayern honorary president Uli Hoeness is probably going to approve Kimmich’s move as he has long called for footballers to represent themselves in negotiations.