Per a report by Calciomercato, former Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng is disappointed over the lack of offers from top clubs to take the next step in his career. The Berlin native is hopeful about a move to Italy, ideally one that offers Champions League football.
The 2014 world champion has found concrete offers from top clubs hard to come by despite a resurgence in the latter part of his Bayern career under Hansi Flick. The Boateng camp ideally wanted another year at Bayern but things didn’t turn out that way and the club allowed the 32 year-old’s contract to expire without an extension.
Currently, Boa is being offered to a range of Italian clubs with talks going most favourably with Roma. However, Boateng would prefer a move to a club that offers CL football. The report suggests a figure of a €4 million wage package. If that is to be believed, then this is a steal since Boateng is a free agent and clubs even in the Premier League can greatly benefit from the addition of his expertise to their respective squads.
Chelsea is one recent example where a 35-year-old Thiago Silva’s leadership and experience took them all the way to Champions league glory. Chelsea’s path to victory was filled with excellent defensive displays of which Silva played a significant part. Similarly, Boateng has a lot left in the tank if the right offer arrives.