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Jerome Boateng joined Bayern Munich from Manchester City for a fee of €13.5 million on a four-year deal in 2011. He has been a mainstay in the defense since joining the club, winning six Bundesliga titles and a Champions League to go with numerous other trophies.
The German International was a key player for the Bundesliga giants last season, making 31 appearances in all competitions and helped them to win their 6th consecutive league title.
The centre-back though cast some doubt over his future by admitting that he may look for new challenges and could potentially leave the club this summer. However, he is contracted with the club until the summer of 2021.
The defender was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United as Jose Mourinho prioritized signing a top class centre-back. But the move never materialized as the Premier League transfer deadline passed.
But he is still linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and there were reports in France that the player has reached agreed terms with the Ligue 1 side.
Club’s manager Niko Kovac is confident that Boateng will remain a Bayern Munich player amid transfer links.
“I can’t tell you what’s going to happen, but I am very confident about Bayern considering the way the team is conducting itself,” Kovac – who confirmed Boateng could feature in the DFL-Supercup against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend – told a media conference on Friday, as quoted by Goal.
“Right now, I am just assuming all the players will be here in September.
“I am very comfortable about the situation, the squad is complete.”
Club legend even Arjen Robben even expressed his desire for the German star to stay at the Allianz Arena and Kovac was delighted by this.
“All I can say is that it shows the team spirit at Bayern, the team spirit is amazing. If a player goes public it shows the team is a unit,” said the Croatian.
“Of course, they are all individuals, they are fighting for their careers, but if we can unify and unite them that’s a good sign. So, I am happy about these statements.”