Bayern Munich has reportedly decided about Jerome Boateng’s contract situation.
The future of many senior Bayern Munich players has been air due to the contract situation. Jerome Boateng is one of the few players that have already entered the final year of the current contract. The latest update suggests that a decision has been made regarding the veteran defender’s future in Bavaria.
According to SportBild, Bayern has decided against handing a contract extension to Boateng. The German defender can leave the club on a free transfer next summer. Boateng can negotiate with interested clubs during the winter transfer window.
The report from SportBild also insists that there is strong interest from Premier League in Boateng. London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs are closely following his situation in Bavaria. Considering his experience at the top level, Boateng will have many suitors if he is available for free transfer next summer.
Meanwhile, Goal and Sport1 insist that Boateng’s entourage has been surprised by this report from SportBild. His agent had recently admitted that they could be open to extending Boateng’s contract at the club.
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This is not the first time Boateng has been heavily linked with a move away from the club. The German international was eager to join Paris Saint-Germain two years ago, but the two clubs didn’t reach an agreement over the transfer fee. There was interest from Manchester United, but Boateng was not interested in moving to England at that time. His performances took a dip after this transfer saga.
After the German Champions signed Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard in 2019, Boateng was linked with Juventus. However, a move didn’t materialize for the former German international. His playing time under Niko Kovac decreased due to new arrivals.
The Croatian left the club last season and Boateng got another fair chance to stake a claim for a place in the starting XI. The German defender excelled under Hansi Flick and form a treble-winning central defensive partnership with David Alaba. He hinted on numerous occasions that he would like to extend his stay in Munich beyond next summer.
Boateng will not be the only possible senior player to leave Munich next summer. Talks between Alaba and the German club have broken down, so the Austrian defender will also be available on a free transfer next summer. Javi Martinez is also expected to leave next summer after a move to Athletic Bilbao couldn’t materialize this summer.