The 22-year-old is one of the Bundesliga’s most promising young talents, having played a key role in Bayern’s title-winning season last year.
Kimmich has proved his ability in defensive midfield and at full-back since joining the Bavarian club in 2015, yet despite this versatility, his opportunities have been limited under Carlo Ancelotti.
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The Germany international has started just 10 games and played less than 1,000 minutes since the Italian’s arrival last July, and following Saturday’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, he made his displeasure known.
“It does not matter whether I understand it or not,” Kimmich said told reporters. “The fact is I’m not satisfied with it and I want to change it.
“The coach knows I can play as a number six and at right-back, also in the centre of defence. From that he has many options to use me.
“I know my weaknesses and work on them – especially when I’m not playing, I try to do more. In the Bundesliga we have a good lead now and maybe [the team] will be rotated.”
Guardiola is in need of new options at full-back, with the ageing quadruplet of Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov in the autumn of their careers.