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Jerome Boateng again indicates he may leave Bayern Munich

For the second time in less than a month, Jerome Boateng has publicly suggested he is considering a move abroad.

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 12: Jerome Boateng of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates with his daughter the 28th German football championship after the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 12, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Jerome Boateng and his daughter, May 12, 2018.
Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Prior to the DFB-Pokal final, which Bayern Munich lost spectacularly to Eintracht Frankfurt, Jerome Boateng again indicated that he is considering the possibility of a move abroad. Speaking to Sky Sports, Boateng reiterated that he has reached the point in his career when a move away from Bayern Munich seems increasingly appealing:

I’m now at an age where you think again about a transfer abroad. [But you have to see] which country and which club come into consideration at all, what interests you and what’s important to you.

Reprising his earlier comments in the wake of the publication of the Socrates Magazin interview, Boateng made it clear that he is not unhappy at Bayern Munich and that a decision to leave Bayern would not be for that reason:

It’s very hard to leave Bayern. A decision to leave would have nothing to do with the notion that I don’t feel good here. You have outstanding conditions in Munich. Everything is there—quality in the team and the hustle and bustle is like a big family; you always feel welcome there.

For all the emphasis Boateng puts on the excellent conditions he enjoys at Munich, it indeed sounds as if he is wrestling with the very hard decision to leave. As before, Boateng avoided committing himself to Bayern outright.

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