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Jerome Boateng discusses contract extension and future plans

The journey has been great for Jerome Boateng in Munich and at least for the time being, he is not considering an exit.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Hertha BSC - Bundesliga Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s treble-winning side led by Hansi Flick currently has three players who have entered the final year of their contracts. If they are not up for renewing their current deal, David Alaba, Javi Martínez, and Jérôme Boateng will become free agents next summer. In an interview given to kicker, Boateng spoke about the possibility of him staying in Munich for a few more years.

The center-back, who won the treble for the second time in his career this season, is interested in spending a few more years in Munich before moving elsewhere, which is exactly what the club is looking forward to as well. As Boateng told kicker (via Goal), “I can imagine signing an extension. My children feel at home here. With Hansi Flick as coach and this team, it’s a lot of fun. In the end, I’m happy to still be with FC Bayern. I’m enjoying football again.”

Boateng has different ideas about where he sees himself after leaving Munich. He is open to taking on new challenges whether it be in his hometown (Berlin) or across the ocean in the Unites States. Although, it is likely for him to join Hertha Berlin only if they qualify for European tournaments in the future.

“Another culture. I like to learn new things and don’t always have to be in the same place,” Boateng said. “USA, Asia, or even another European country, you will see - but it doesn’t have to be.”

FC Bayern Muenchen Training Session Photo by S. Mellar/FC Bayern via Getty Images

“Let’s see how they [Hertha Berlin] develop this season and in the coming years. I would be happy if they play internationally,” Boateng added.

Being one of the most important players in Flick’s squad, Boateng being open to a contract renewal is indeed a good thing for the club.

Let’s see how many more titles the 32-year-old would be able to take home if he extends his stay in Munich.

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