Despite the fact that he is definitely leaving Bayern Munich this summer, Jerome Boateng still doesn’t know for certain where, exactly, he will be transferring to. There are a number of clubs that have expressed interest in signing the veteran center back, but nothing has transpired as of yet.
In the most recent issue of Bayern’s club magazine, “51,” Boateng said that wherever he goes, he sees himself playing at the “top level” for at least another couple of seasons (Abendzeitung). At one point during the Niko Kovac era in the 2018/2019 season, it looked as if Boateng was on his way out of the club, but he wound up being an absolutely vital player under Hansi Flick en route to the treble run last season and ninth consecutive Bundesliga title this past season. He’s shown that he can still compete at the top level and be an important asset for whatever club winds up signing him.
Speaking on his future after life at Bayern, Boateng said, “I still have no idea where it’s going, but I already have a clear idea. But I’ll let it come my way. I made it through the season really well and didn’t have to miss a game because of an injury. In my condition I can definitely play for two or three years at the top level.”
Boateng made his farewell appearance for Bayern in their 5-2 win over FC Augsburg on the final Bundesliga match day of the season and the tears were flowing as he was ceremoniously subbed off midway through the second half. Speaking on the end of this past season, he said, “it was a great end, but it was also sad.” He departs the club after a well decorated tenure in Bavaria and it’s clear he’s ready to give a few more years to a top club, presumably somewhere in Europe. There had been talks to s move to North America for a MLS club, but those rumors fizzled out as quickly as they started circulating.