Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke candidly regarding the transfer rumors circulating around veteran center back Jerome Boateng. In recent weeks, Boateng has been linked to a number of teams including Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, and Juventus.
In the tweet below, which was sent via an official Bayern account - @FCBayernUS, Rummenigge offered up that Die Roten has not had discussions with PSG, but that Boateng’s agent was in Paris, which was reported last week.
Karl-Heinz #Rummenigge on transfer rumours: "Regarding @JB17Official, we have received no contact from PSG and we have not discussed money. I do know that his advisor is in Paris, but nothing has been finalised at all." pic.twitter.com/qaQAUhtvnN— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) July 29, 2018
Just Friday, we posted a report stating that PSG was moving on from Boateng, which Calciomercato provided additional detail on this morning. The Calciomercato report also stated that a deal with PSG will not happen because of the cost.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to miss out on signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. Boateng seemed set on a move to PSG about last week after the Parisiens had started talks for the German and were close to agreeing a fee for him. Inside Futbol states that PSG’s deal for Boateng seems to be going down the gutters as they are refusing to meet the demands of the Bavarians and that could possibly lead to Boateng not joining PSG this summer. Bayern want a fee of about 60 million euros to part ways with the defender, but the Parisiens feel that the sum is excessive for Boateng, who is willing to leave Bayern this summer. Manchester United and Juventus have also been linked with the player, but no concrete offers have arrived. Bayern will sell the former Manchester City man, but only for the right price.
An additional Calciomercato report was released and echoed the sentiments that PSG was backing out of a potential deal and that Juventus’ lack of interest in Boateng was also due to Bayern’s rumored €60M asking price.
According to Inside Futbol, even Paris Saint-Germain has decided to check out of the race to sign the German central defender: the reason is the lofty price tag set for securing Boateng’s services, which is about 60 million, a figure considered excessive by the Parisians. Boateng was also approached by Juventus, but the Bianconeri are not willing to take the blow at these figures.
With so many reports using €60M as the potential transfer fee it is easy to see why the aforementioned clubs would be hesitant; especially give Boateng’s recent injury history. While the fee is high and his health always seems to be tenuous, Boateng does have the skill and experience to positively impact any team that rosters him.