Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that the club will not be renewing Jerome Boateng’s contract, amidst links with both Arsenal and Chelsea.
Salihamidzic stated this before the Germans’ UEFA Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
“That was a joint decision of the club’s management and the coach was also involved in it. I explained it to Jerome, and he was very understanding,” he said.
This could pave the way for Arsenal and Chelsea to form a move for the 32-year-old, with the 2 London clubs having been linked with him.
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A move to London will represent a return to the Premier League for Boateng, who spent one season within the colors of Manchester City. He made 24 appearances altogether competitions for the Etihad outfit before signing for Bayern Munich in 2011.
Boateng’s time in Germany has been suffering from success. He played a key role in helping Bayern Munich to many major trophies, including eight consecutive Bundesliga titles and two continental trebles.
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Success has also been attained on the international stage with Germany, for whom he has made 78 appearances and played a key role within the 2014 World Cup triumph.
Boateng will, however, depart Bayern Munich at the expiration of his contract in the summer, and there’ll be no shortage of suitors, due to his vast experience at the highest level.