According to a tweet from Bild reporter Heiko Niedderer, Bayern Munich center-back Jerome Boateng did not attend the team’s annual photo shoot with sponsor Paulaner. The absence comes on the heels of Boateng not being used in Bayern’s 6-1 victory over Mainz 05 yesterday and the 30-year-old training on his own earlier today:
Nicht dabei beim Lederhosen-Shooting: Jérôme Boateng!— Heiko Niedderer (@itstheicebird) September 1, 2019
Not at the Lederhosen shoot: Jérôme Boateng!
More, Bild is now reporting that Boateng could move on to Juventus, where Giorgio Chiellini just went down with a long-term ACL injury. Surely, Boateng could provide a stable presence on the back-line during Chiellini’s absence:
BREAKING: Jérôme Boateng is on the verge of joining Juventus. The defender didn't train with the team today and missed the photoshoot session [Bild] pic.twitter.com/W0sjF0Z9X8— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 1, 2019
Boateng also trained on his own this morning rather than with the team as well. This quick scan of the group (as captured by @HomeFCB) seems to verify that Boateng was, indeed, not in the picture:
Sport1 reporter Stefan Kumberger captured the video of Boateng training privately this morning.