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Jerome Boateng searching for an “ambitious club” after Bayern Munich departure

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The center-back doesn’t want to take a “step back” after leaving the German giants.

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Despite winning two trebles with Bayern Munich, it appears that former defender Jérôme Boateng isn’t looking for a retirement home, so to speak.

Per a new report, German outlet SPOX claims that Boateng, who is a free agent now, is searching for an ambitious club, where he gets the chance to compete in the prestigious UEFA Champions League year in, year out.

The latest updates on Boateng’s future are as follows:

  • Previously, USA’s Major League Soccer was reported to be one of Boateng’s future destinations. However, as of now, a potential move to MLS or any other overseas league is off the table. The 32-year old is eyeing a return to the Germany national team by establishing himself at a big club. Now with Hansi Flick set to take over as next the Bundestrainer after Euro 2020, Boateng has a golden opportunity to get back to the national team and prove his doubters wrong, after he was unjustly axed by outgoing manager Joachim Löw.
  • At one point of this season, Die Roten’s archrivals Borussia Dortmund were toying with the idea of adding an experienced player like Boateng to their roster. However, it is somewhat unlikely that Boateng stays in the Bundesliga, next season.
  • Various top clubs from the remaining four major European leagues — England, Italy, Spain and France — are said to be interested in the defender’s signature. His management LIAN Sports is allegedly reviewing “several offers.”

Tottenham Hotspur, FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, AS Monaco have all expressed interest in signing Boateng, in the past. There doesn’t appear to be any concrete interest from a certain club but Boateng, having rediscovered his best form under Flick, remains determined to prove himself at Europe’s biggest stage.