The sporting director of Bayern Munich, Hasan Salihamidzic, has confirmed that the contract of Jerome Boateng would not be extended when it expires this summer. This means that the journey of the 32-year-old German defender at the German Bundesliga club will end this summer.
Jerome Boateng has been a player of Bayern Munich since July 14, 2011, after securing a move from Manchester City to the club for a transfer fee worth €13.50 million.
Since then, the German international has played 355 times for Bayern Munich in all competitions in which he scored 10 goals and provided 25 assists despite playing majorly as a center-back for the club.
So far this season, the 32-year-old football star has scored a goal and provided an assist in 22 Bundesliga games. He has scored two goals and provided an assist in 31 games in all competitions for Bayern this season.
Jerome Boateng has helped Bayern Munich to win 8 German Bundesliga titles, 5 DFB-Pokal titles, two DFL-Supercup, two UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cup, and two FIFA Club World Cup.
Bayern’s sporting director said the club has informed Jerome Boateng that the club does not intend to extend his contract which means that the defender is free to join any club that is interested in him for free this summer.
Ahead of Bayern Munich’s first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final game against Paris Saint Germain which ended 3-1 in favor of PSG, the sporting director said: “Jerome’s contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended.”
“That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved”, he added. “I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door – hopefully with titles.”
Jerome Boateng will be the third top player that will leave the club between last summer to the forthcoming summer. Recall that the club lost its midfield maestro, Thiago Alcântara to Liverpool ahead of the 2020-2021 season.
Also, David Alaba has confirmed that he would leave the club at the end of this season to an undisclosed club. The defensive player refused to accept Bayern’s offer and decided that he would leave the club to try a new challenge elsewhere.
To close up the gap that might be opened due to the pending departure of the two defensive players – David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, the club has reportedly secured the arrival of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano for the 2021-2022 season.