It will be a case of out with the old and in with the new at Bayern Munich next season, with Joshua Kimmich one man who seems set to benefit.
Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso called time on two of the most glittering careers in football and the huge voids they leave behind look to have been filled by one player who has looked comfortable in both positions, and who certainly has age on his side.
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Kimmich, 22, looks set to assume Lahm's right full-back role for the record champions next season, and he is thoroughly looking forward to the challenge of filling some of the largest size nines that have ever been pinned to the wall.
"Carlo Ancelotti knows what I can do and that I can play in a variety of roles," Kimmich said while on international duty with Germany at the Confederations Cup. "I wasn't entirely happy with how things went this season, but now I want to be playing regularly."