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Report: Bayern Munich is likely to move on from Jerome Boateng

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Per a report, Bayern Munich and Jerome Boateng will part ways.

Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images

It seems as if the print edition of Sport Bild is going to have some bad news if you were hoping Bayern Munich would retain veteran center-back Jerome Boateng.

Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured some of the details of Sport Bild’s story and things do not look promising for Boateng’s future on Säbener Straße:

From a squad planning perspective, once Bayern Munich signed Dayot Upamecano, it was always going to be a matter of Boateng vs. Niklas Süle. At 25, Süle is younger than Boateng (32) and offers a higher-ceiling and more versatility than Boateng can at this stage of his career.

Süle, though, might not exactly be a sure thing to extend his deal with the Bavarians either, given some of the recent reports indicating he might be open to a move.

Regardless, Boateng’s frustration over a “lack of appreciation” is understandable. The veteran was a huge part of the team’s sextuple-winning effort and has been one of Bayern Munich’s steadiest players over the course of the season.

With a bevy of young center-backs also in the pipeline at Säbener Straße, it just appears that Bayern Munich is in a situation where it has to make a difficult personnel decision.

Whatever the case, Boateng’s efforts are definitely appreciated by the fans, who have seen him play an integral role in the club’s massive success in recent years.