Bayern Munich’s experienced defender has a tough future decision on his hands after Manchester United’s interest seems to have turned his head.
As reported on the Mirror, Jerome Boateng could be set for a summer move away from Bayern Munich after a successful few years at the German giants. The news comes after Boateng was questioned about his future as speculation from some quarters rose and cast doubts about the dominant centre-back.
Boateng in the subsequent interview, did indicate his interest in a move away from the Allianz Arena, claiming that he has experienced all he can with the German giants. This probably points to a summer move with a host of clubs interested including Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League.
But it is believed that Boateng’s interest would lie in a move to the red half of Manchester, and his head is supposed to have been turned on by Jose Mourinho’s side in the first place. Speaking to Socrates magazine, he did state his intention to look for a new challenge and may be suggested that he is somewhat tired of the Bayern Munich routine.
“I’ve experienced everything at FC Bayern, and I am slowly coming to a point where I must answer myself certain questions. What are the goals I have not reached yet? Do I, time and time again, want to prove myself at the same club with the same pre-conditions? Those are not necessarily classic questions regarding the career, but vital questions and, in the end, questions that drive people”, said Boateng while speaking with Socrates magazine.
There are clear indications in his quotes, regarding him looking for a fresh challenge and could be tempted in making a move back to the Premier League, where he played a single season with Manchester City. Boateng, 29, is nearly peaking in his career and a big contract in the Premier League could always be an enticing prospect.
The World Cup winner has won it all at Bayern including the Champions League as well as six consecutive Bundesliga title. On the other hand, back in Manchester, United manager Jose Mourinho will likely be in the market for a centre-back and Boateng could be his man if they can work out a deal with Bayern during the summer.
If Bayern, on the other hand, makes his availability public, the influential German could yet garner further interest from other big clubs across England, Spain as well as Italy. Although it is believed, Boateng would want to come back to the Premier League where he has unfinished business.