FC Bayern Munich: Jerome Boateng remains calm about his future

Jerome Boateng, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)
Jerome Boateng, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images) /

Jerome Boateng is open to extending contract at FC Bayern Munich.

FC Bayern Munich clinched a treble last season with the help of contribution from senior players and young players in the squad. The heart of the defense is crucial for a champion team, so Die Roten had two of the best defenders of the club’s history playing that role last season.

David Alaba was deployed in the central defense after injuries to other central defenders. The Austrian defender was initially paired up with Javi Martinez, but the Spaniard suffered a serious muscle injury in December.

Hansi Flick decided to bring Jerome Boateng back in the first-team plans after falling behind in pecking order under Niko Kovac. The German defender seamlessly formed a solid partnership with Alaba and played almost every game in the second half of the season.

Boateng was unfortunately substituted in the Champions League final due to injury. The German defender is open to staying at the club beyond his current deal that expires in 2021. Speaking to Kicker last week, Boateng again confirmed that he wants to stay in Munich, but remains open to a new adventure in his career.

"“I can imagine signing an extension. My children feel at home here. With Hansi Flick as coach and this team, it’s a lot of fun. In the end, I’m happy to still be with FC Bayern. I’m enjoying football again.”“Another culture. I like to learn new things and don’t always have to be in the same place. USA, Asia, or even another European country, you will see – but it doesn’t have to be.”"

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Despite the return of Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez, Boateng has been getting decent playing time under Flick this season. The German defender is likely to have a big role this season as the club is fighting to win six trophies.

It will be a huge surprise if Bayern offers Boateng a new contract. He has been performing well, but the German Champions are already looking at the future and recruiting young defenders in the squad. They completed the transfer of Tanguy Kouassi from Paris- Saint Germain in summer to bolster Flick’s options in central defense. Kouassi is rated as one of the best U-21 defenders in the world.

Apart from Kouassi, Die Roten also have Chris Richards in their ranks. The young defender started for Bayern against Hertha Berlin before the international break. If Richards develops properly, then he can have a successful career at Bayern Munich.

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The only slim possibility for Boateng to get a short-term deal depends on the future of Alaba. If Alaba also decides to leave the club on a free transfer next summer, then Boateng may get a short term deal to maintain experience in the squad. At the moment, nothing is concrete for Boateng in Munich, so he will be open to listening to interested clubs in January.