After ten years at FC Bayern, Jérôme Boateng is about to say goodbye to the record champions this summer. The Bayern bosses do not want to extend the 32-year-old’s expiring contract. The first clubs are already in position.
- Helmer demands an “honorable exit” for Boateng
- Boateng expresses himself for the first time
- That is why FC Bayern does not extend Boateng
- Bayern does not want to extend – Boateng surprised
- Premier League clubs target Boateng
Update 11/16/2020, 8:20 a.m.
In his “kicker” column, ex-national team player Thomas Helmer commented on Jérôme Boateng’s situation at Bayern.
“You can’t accuse FC Bayern of letting the contract expire, but it should be discreet and not open to the public,” said the 55-year-old.
Boateng had “done a lot for the club in recent years and deserved an honorable exit,” said Helmer.
In terms of sport, he can nevertheless understand the decision of the Munich team. “With Tanguy Nianzou, who has been injured so far, Munich already has an exceptional talent up their sleeve,” emphasized the former defender.
Update 11/13/2020, 6:05 p.m.
Jérôme Boateng said he was not prepared for an end to the contract negotiations and an imminent departure from FC Bayern.
“Nobody approached me, nobody spoke to me, I didn’t know anything about it, I was surprised,” said the footballer of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. This week, “Bild” and “Sport Bild” reported that the record champions from Munich will not extend the 32-year-old’s contract beyond 2021. After this decision, Boateng’s departure after the season is fixed.
The association has not yet commented on the reports. Most recently, Boateng played a key role in the Champions League winner under coach Hansi Flick and was regularly in the starting line-up. “I feel that the coach and the team are valued, the rest will be seen,” said the 2014 world champion.
Update 11/13/2020, 7:30 a.m.
After ten years at FC Bayern, Jérôme Boateng will probably end this summer. The record champions will not extend the contract of the central defender “Bild”.
The tabloid has now revealed reasons for the Boateng-Aus. Accordingly, the Bayern bosses should no longer trust the 32-year-old veteran to regularly be on the pitch for more than 90 minutes. His susceptibility to injury is also a thorn in the side of Munich’s management team.
According to the report, the Boateng side was informed early on that there are no negotiations about a contract extension. The player was not informed personally.
Where Boateng will go in summer is still completely open. A career end in the MLS is just as possible as a move to a top club with which he can attack again in the Champions League. Arsenal FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are watching “Bild” very closely, according to Boateng’s situation. A transfer within the Bundesliga, on the other hand, is unlikely.
Update November 12th, 2020, 7:27 am
Jérôme Boateng’s adviser Damir Smoljan recently confirmed that his protégé wants to extend his position at Bayern. But nothing will come of it.
As reported by “Bild”, FC Bayern will not extend Boateng’s contract, which will expire in 2021. The 32-year-old was “disappointed” with this decision. Also about the fact that he was not personally informed of the decision of the board of directors. Boateng had previously publicly signaled to his club several times that he would like to stay on Säbener Straße.
According to “Sport1”, Boateng’s side was completely surprised by the news. The player and his management hit the reporting “completely unexpected”, it is said.
Update November 7th, 2020, 8:20 am
A few months ago, Jérôme Boateng was about to say goodbye to FC Bayern. Then there was a U-turn and a real explosion of performance for the central defender. Boateng himself would like to extend his contract in Munich, but the record champions are hesitant. That apparently made two English clubs prick up their ears.
Since FC Bayern continues to hesitate with a new contract offer, according to “Sport Bild” information, two English clubs have become pricked up. Once again, Arsenal FC should be willing to sign Boateng in the summer. In the past transfer periods, the Gunners have repeatedly been considered a possible buyer for the former national player and should never have lost their interest.
In addition to Arsenal, Tottenham is apparently also watching the development around the defender. Coach José Mourinho is not satisfied with the existing staff in the defense center and is therefore looking for reinforcements in the market. The big plus: Boateng would not only be a sporting reinforcement, but also free of charge. An attractive overall package.
Update November 4th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Jérôme Boateng’s contract with FC Bayern Munich ends after the current season, but unlike David Alaba, the Munich management team has so far shown little interest in accepting the contract with the defensive player, who has already been considered a candidate for removal several times in the past extend. The 32-year-old is apparently far from finished with the FC Bayern chapter.
In the meantime, Boateng, who has found his old strength again since Hansi Flick took over the coaching position in November 2019, is said to be enthusiastic about staying at FC Bayern. That reports “Sport1”.
“We are open to contract talks. The future is exciting. We look forward to having talks with Bayern. Jérôme feels incredibly comfortable here. The team is incredibly focused and professional. All of this suits Jérôme,” confirmed Boateng’s agent Damir Smoljan opposite “Sport1”.
“His experience and attitude help every top team. Every young player can benefit from it. His performance has been sensational for months”, Smoljan continues to promote his protégé. A look at the data shows that the consultant is right.
Update 10/12/2020, 2:47 p.m.
During the presentation of the newcomers, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also spoke about the future of Jérôme Boateng, among other things.
“We appreciate Jérôme very much, he has shown very good performance. We will all focus on the next game and then we’ll look further,” said Salihamidzic avoiding the question of whether the defender will be extended beyond the summer of 2021.
Update October 12th, 2020, 8:29 am
Jérôme Boateng, long-time star of FC Bayern, has made vague comments about his future.
Both a contract extension with the soccer record champions in Munich and a move abroad are of course options for the 32-year-old, whose contract expires on June 30, 2021.
“I can imagine,” said Boateng in the “kicker” with a view to a possible contract extension. “My children feel at home here. With Hansi Flick as trainer and this team, it’s a lot of fun.”
Under Flick, the 2014 world champion was again a regular and a top performer in the Munich defense. After dissonances with the club’s management and recurring efforts to change things in the recent past, Boateng feels really good again.
“In the end, I’m happy to still be with FC Bayern. I’m enjoying football again,” he said.
If the Bayern time ends after ten seasons in the coming year, Boateng would attract foreigners. “Another culture. I like to learn new things and don’t always have to be in the same place. USA, Asia or even another European country, you will see. But it doesn’t have to be,” said Boateng.
Boateng wants to play “as long as possible”. For the time after his professional career, he has not yet fully committed himself. “But not a coach, because you have the same stress as a player. I’ll want to spend more time with the family,” said the central defender.
Update 08/30/2020, 3:24 p.m.
The guesswork about the future of Jérôme Boateng has apparently an end: The defender wants to fulfill his expiring contract with Bayern Munich.
“There have not yet been any talks beyond my contract. But it is clear to me that I will be happy to continue on the path under Hansi Flick,” said the 31-year-old of “Bild am Sonntag”. “I am sure that we can achieve a lot with this team next year. I want to be part of it again.”
Boateng has been playing for FC Bayern for nine years. In 2013 he was already part of the team that won the first triple of the championship, DFB Cup and Champions League. In between, Boateng was on the verge of a change more than once.
In this year’s CL final against Paris Saint-Germain (1-0) he was in the starting line-up, but had to leave the field injured in the first half.
Boateng made it clear that winning two triples with a few teammates would “always” associate them with Bayern. “It is also special for me because I had almost left Munich twice before.”
The fact that he ultimately stayed was also thanks to coach Flick, who trusted Boateng in private last December.
“This conversation before the last game of the first half of the season was definitely a very decisive moment. And one of the reasons why I stayed at Bayern in the winter,” explained the veteran: “It was clear to me that I would get a fair chance under Hansi Flick when I show that I am fit and can find my rhythm again. I never wanted more. “
Update 07/29/2020, 4:24 p.m.
Jérôme Boateng presented himself as an important cornerstone in Hansi Flick’s team in the 2019/2020 season for Bundesliga club FC Bayern. Last summer he was about to say goodbye to Germany. A change could be pending for the new season, as the former national player himself indicated.
He would “not say no” to a possible return to the English Premier League, said the 31-year-old central defender during a question and answer session as part of the Audi Digital Summer Tour. “I loved playing in the Premier League.”
The defender was under contract with Manchester City in the 2010/2011 season and played a total of 24 competitive games with the Citizens. But his year in England did not go as planned. “I was unlucky. I got injured and then didn’t play in the position I was promised. Nevertheless, I took away a lot from this year, I learned a lot from the top players back then.”
After a one-year interlude in the north-west of England, Boateng joined FC Bayern. His working paper will expire there in summer 2021. “I don’t know what will happen next,” Boateng continued: “You never know, but it’s not that I would say I don’t want to play there. It’s definitely one of my favorite leagues.”