Arsenal and Chelsea will be on high alert in the upcoming transfer window as they plan to strengthen their squad. The long-time Bayern Munich player, Jerome Boateng is set to prepare for a life away from the Bundesliga champions and this might be a call for Chelsea or Arsenal to swoop in. With only 6 months left in his contract, the club has not shown any signs of signing him further.
The German has been another crucial player at the back along with David Alaba, who is also set to leave the club. He has made a mammoth 400 appearances for the club since he featured way back in 2011.
The 32-year-old is decorated with every trophy. He has won the treble twice and has 8 Bundesliga titles, 5 German Cups and 2 Champions League titles to his name.
Although he has been a loyal companion to the German giants, the same has not been shown the other way round. He has a good relationship with Hansi Flick, but the club has disappointed him by not setting a new contract.
Jerome Boateng’s experience will be crucial for Chelsea
Bayern Munich has signed Dayot Upamecano for £36million who will be joining once the summer window opens. With one center-back set, it was going to be either Boateng or Niklas Sule who is rumored for a contract extension alongside him. But there are reports suggesting that they may sign Kalidou Koulibaly to partner with the new defender.
With Bayern still stalling on Jerome Boateng’s contract, many potential suitors have already lined up for him. Among those clubs are Arsenal and Chelsea who will be looking to strengthen their defence with the prior needing Boateng more.
Boateng is also a familiar face in the Premier League as he used to play for Manchester City. His tenure there was disappointing with only 16 appearances in the only season he played.
Arsenal will want to look at the possibilities of adding the veteran to his squad as they have been dreadful defensively. His 11-year experience at Bayern will be a crucial addition to whichever club lands him.
Although there is a chance of both of them ending up disappointed. There have also been interests arising from certain Italian Clubs. If the situation persists to be like this, Boateng will be looking elsewhere. But the player remains optimistic despite being disappointed. He is hoping that the club will come up with a deal that will keep him where he is happy.
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