Germany defender Jerome Boateng has ended rumors linking him to MLS as he says he wants to stay in Europe. The 32-year-old is now a free agent after his contract ended with Bayern Munich this summer.
Boateng has revealed that he didn’t want to take a step backward after Bayern as he wants to play at the highest level. This potentially removed any move to MLS or leagues outside Europe as the German wants to play in the Champions League.
Hansi Flick will take over as coach of the German national team after the Euros 2020. Subsequently, Boateng wants to play at the higher levels, to get back into the national team.
Jerome Boateng ended his 10 year-long stays at Bayern Munich as his contract came to an end. Despite his age, he was an integral part of the Bayern backline, playing 29 matches in Bundesliga this season.
Boateng has featured 314 times for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and has won 9 league titles with them. He was also part of both the treble-winning Bayern teams. A vital part of the Germany 2014 World Cup-winning team, he has played 76 times for his national side.
Many people did consider his time at the top over. But the German has proved his doubters wrong by being one of Bayern’s most important players. He was also able to fit for the most part, with the season being his best when it comes to the appearances made for Bayern.
The 32-year-old still wants to play for his nation and is a reason why he still wants to play at the top level. He considers a move to Spain, England, or Italy possible, with some clubs in France also looking into the situation.
Currently, there are no clear rumors surfacing for a possible move for Boateng. Clubs are currently looking at the situation. The new manager of Roma, Jose Mourinho, is interested in Boateng and wants to bring him in. Tottenham is also interested in acquiring the German to improve their defense.
Meanwhile, AS Monaco of France was also linked with a move for Boateng. The club is managed by his former Bayern manager Nico Kovac, who wants to link up with his former player. The news that Boateng wants to play at the top level, has got attention from the clubs in Europe, including Chelsea and Arsenal. With the quality that he boasts, one does not expect him to stay a free agent for long.