Jerome Boateng set to leave Bayern Munich in summer

Jerome Boateng, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
Jerome Boateng, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is set to have a mini-clearout in the summer as few senior players are set to leave the club once their contracts expire in June. Jerome Boateng is one of these senior players that has entered the final four months of his deal. Boateng has been open to extending his stay at the club, but a new report in Germany suggests that he may have to look for a new club.

According to Bild, Bayern has decided against extending Boateng’s stay in Bavaria beyond this season. The German Champions feel that they have enough in central defense to compensate for Boateng’s departure. Moreover, they have already confirmed the signing of Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig.

The report from Bild also confirms that Die Roten is planning to hold talks with Niklas Sule over a new contract in coming months. Hansi Flick has consistently insisted that Sule is an important player for him despite reports suggesting that club is deliberating about handing a new contract to the defender.

This report also confirmed that there is strong interest in Boateng from Italy and England. Boateng was close to joining Juventus in 2019, but the move eventually collapsed. Meanwhile, Manchester United had enquired about a loan deal for Boateng in 2018. The Red Devils are not reportedly interested now, but Chelsea has been linked with Boateng lately.

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It will not be a surprise if Boateng ends up at Chelsea since Thomas Tuchel is currently managing the London-based club. The German manager tried to sign him during his time at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. Boateng was eager to join Ligue 1 club, but the two clubs couldn’t reach an agreement for the transfer.

The German defender looking for a new club after falling out of favour at the club was sad from a fan’s perspective. However, the last 18 months have seen a much sweeter end to Boateng’s time at the club. He has enjoyed a resurgence under Flick and heavily contributed to the team’s treble win last season. Leaving on a high note would be fitting for Boateng’s remarkable career at the club.

The recent resurgence from Boateng does suggest that he still has few years left at the top level. He has been open to the idea of experiencing a new adventure, so a move away from the Bundesliga looks likely.

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Along with Boateng, David Alaba and Javi Martinez are also leaving the club in the summer as free transfers. The German Champions will have a strong group of young defenders next summer involving Niklas Sule, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, and Nianzou Kouassi. The likes of Lukas Mai and Chris Richards could also be part of the first-team squad next season.