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Turnaround for Jerome Boateng’s future?

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The experienced defender had a difficult season behind him and everyone saw him leaving the club this summer, but will he actually leave?

FC Bayern v Real Madrid - 2019 International Champions Cup Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

By the end of the last season, it seemed like Jerome Boateng would certainly leave Bayern Munich. Even the president of Bayern, Uli Hoeness advised the defender to leave, but after the departure of Mats Hummels, Boateng might stay with the Bavarians.

Last season the 30-year-old played a minor role in Bayern’s double run and was dissatisfied with his status. According to Bild, Niko Kovač gave clarity on the whole situation:

We’re currently expecting Jérôme to stay. And then he will get the same opportunities as the others for the position.

It will be interesting to see how this situation will develop. There are still plenty of rumors about Boateng’s future. Some reports are saying that he is still waiting for PSG to make a move, others say that he will be joining Eintracht Frankfurt, but for now, it looks like he will stay at Munich. Bayern’s leadership definitely has something planned for the defense. The newcomer Benjamin Pavard was very cryptic in his latest interview with Sport1, saying that he has no favorite position, which could leave extra room for Boateng in starting lineup.

For the position of center-back, Bayern has four world-class players and three of them are World Cup winners. Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, and Niklas Sule are considered the primary competitors for a starting role, while Javi Martinez and potentially Lars Lukas Mai would serve as deep reserves.

Boateng is doing well on the United States tour, which Niko Kovač acknowledged.

Jérôme is doing very well so far. He still has a two-year contract. If he stays, he will be part of the team.

It seems that Boateng regained the trust of Kovač. With Hernandez being injury prone and Joshua Kimmich’s wish to play in midfield, it is not entirely impossible that Boateng sees more than decent amount of starts next season.