Boateng set for Bayern exit

08 April 2021 23:27:59 GMTPlus10

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed veteran defender Jerome Boateng will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer.

Boateng has won eight Bundesliga titles during his 10-year stay with Bayern and he may well leave the club as a nine-time German champion, with Der FCB currently seven points clear at the top of the table.

The 32-year-old defender has also won two Champions League titles and five DFB Pokal trophies since joining from Manchester City in 2011 but his career with Bayern is now coming towards a conclusion.

"Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany before Bayern's 3-2 defeat at home to PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

"That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles."

It could be a big summer of change at Bayern as coach Hansi Flick is believed to be the frontrunner for the soon-to-be vacant Germany job, as current incumbent Joachim Low has announced he will leave after Euro 2020.

Chelsea and Arsenal have already been mentioned as possible suitors for Boateng and the centre-half should have plenty of options as a free agent when the transfer window reopens.

Bayern are 12122.00 to win the Champions League outright and 2.10 to win the second leg against PSG in Paris.

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