Bayern Munich defender could move to Milan in summer

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng may play in Serie A next season. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng may play in Serie A next season. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich defender is reportedly followed by Serie A giants AC Milan.

During the international break, the future of another Bayern Munich defender was the hot topic in Germany. The reports in Germany suggested that Die Roten has decided against giving a new deal to Jerome Boateng. The former German international will be available on a free transfer next summer.

Boateng will not have to worry about offers as his upturn in form during the last 12 months will not go unnoticed. Over the weekend, Boateng was linked with a move to Italy. According to MilanLive, AC Milan would like to add more experience to the young squad, and Boateng could be an option for the Italian club.

AC Milan has been struggling to consistently qualify for the Champions League during the last decade. The historic Italian club remains an attractive destination for many players, but Boateng may do better and look for a club that can consistently play in the biggest competition of Europe.

Boateng had gone through a lean spell under Carlo Ancelotti and Niko Kovac. However, Hansi Flick managed to show more trust in him and extract the best out of the veteran defender. Boateng played consistently in the heart of defense last season when Rekordmeister went on to win the treble.

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After enjoying success on the pitch, Boateng was open to extending his stay at the club. The defender’s agent also suggested that they will be open to talking to Die Roten regarding a new deal. The latest development might have hurt Boateng since he has been enjoying football under Flick.

Boateng was agitating for a move two years ago, but Die Roten were not able to reach an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain regarding the transfer fee. The German defender was linked with Juventus a year later. A late move to Italy in 2019 didn’t materialize for Boateng. Considering the financial crisis across the European clubs during the pandemic, Boateng will have many suitors next summer. He has already played in England, so maybe a new adventure in a different league could be on the horizon.

Along with Boateng, David Alaba has also been linked with a move to Italy. The talks between Alaba and Die Roten for a contract renewal has broken down. The Austrian defender will also be available on a free transfer next summer. Boateng and Alaba can talk to interested clubs during the January transfer window.

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For the time being, Boateng remains an important player for Flick this season. Despite the availability of younger defenders, Flick has been giving Boateng a considerable amount of playing time. The German defender will be looking to sign off a highly successful time at Bayern with multiple trophies this season.