The status of Jerome Boateng’s future at Bayern Munich seems to have flip-flopped several times within the past twelve months and it still remains unclear whether or not he’ll be leaving or staying after this season concludes. Most recently, he was linked with a potential move to fellow Bundesliga clubs Hertha Berlin, as they were described as the “perfect club” for Boateng, but he’s also drawn interest from elsewhere.
However, speaking to Sky Germany before Bayern’s 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen kicked off, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic made it clear that Bayern’s front office will be speaking with Boateng and his representatives about his future.
“We will talk to Jerome and his management at a reasonable time and make a fair decision for everyone. [Boateng’s] contract is not at all at the moment the subject with us,” Brazzo told Sky.
With what Brazzo said, it seems that Bayern is remaining relaxed over Boateng’s contract situation, which probably helps him stay 100% focused on the task at hand. He’s enjoyed a bright start to the 2020/21 campaign after what was a resurgent season for him under Hansi Flick en route to the treble.
Before Niko Kovac had been dismissed, Boateng’s future at the club looked very grim, and even Uli Hoeness had strongly urged him to try and find another club to transfer to. Thankfully, circumstances took a complete 180-degree turn and Boateng wound up being one of Bayern’s most important and consistent performers last season as well as the beginning stages of this season.
Bayern has also been juggling the contract situation of David Alaba for the better part of the past six months, so they likely don’t want to force added pressure on Boateng based on what happens with Alaba.
It looks increasingly likely that Bayern’s “defensive chief” will be leaving by the end of this season, so keeping hold of Boateng could prove to be of grave significance.