Jerome Boateng was hoping to renew his contract with Bayern Munich which expires in the summer of 2021. However, that is not looking likely anymore as German outlet BILD reports that Bayern have opted not to offer the 32-year-old a new deal.
In that case, Boateng can open talks with other clubs in January in order to finalize a move as a free agent next summer. BILD reports that the center-back may be interested in a move to London, with three Premier League clubs being linked to him recently.
If Bayern sticks to their decision of not offering Boateng a new contract, the German club might be open to selling the defender in January in order to not lose him on a free in the summer.
However, BILD claim that a free transfer will be most likely as Bayern would also like time to sort out Boateng’s replacement instead of losing a defender mid-season. Bayern are most likely to pursue RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.
London clubs on standby for Jerome Boateng:
BILD claims that Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur are the clubs interested in Jerome Boateng. Mikel Arteta pursued the centre-back in the summer but could not finalize a deal. The Arsenal manager will face competition for Boateng’s signature from city rivals Spurs and Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keeping a tab on Boateng’s contract status and can eye the German as Jan Vertonghen’s replacement in the Spurs backline.
Boateng joined Bayern Munich in 2011 for £12.15m after spending a year at Manchester City. The German has proven to be one of Bayern’s most shrewd signings in recent history. Boateng has gone on to make 333 senior appearances for the club, winning 8 league titles and 2 UEFA Champions League trophies in that time.
Top clubs would undoubtedly be itching to get a player of Boateng’s quality and experience in their backline, and it remains to be seen where the German decides to go after his time at Bayern comes to an end.
If reports are to be believed, we may see Boateng grace the Premier League next season donning the colors of one of the three biggest London clubs.