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.