Update — 5:45PM EDT: Romano thinks deal is imminent
The rumored deal between Bayern Munich and Jerome Boateng might not be a rumor much longer. Transfer whiz Fabrizio Romano says that Bayern Munich could have a deal done with Boateng within the next 24-48 hours:
Bayern are in advanced talks to bring Jerome Boateng back to the club as free agent — deal at final stages.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 30, 2023
Boateng has given his green light — he wants Bayern return, as first called by @Plettigoal.
Deal set to be completed in the next 24/48h. pic.twitter.com/t66oXzBU9t
With Bayern Munich experiencing both injuries — and some poor performances — on the backline, the club could be looking at making an in-season purchase to help bolster things.
Who is available that might be able to help?
Well, it is a name you are likely very familiar with: Jerome Boateng.
That’s right, per a report from Sky Sport’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich is in talks with Boateng, who is a free agent and just waiting to sign with a team:
EXCLUSIVE News Jerome #Boateng: FC Bayern is working on his return!— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) September 30, 2023
➡️ Advanced talks took place as he’s a free agent
➡️ Bosses want him
➡️ Boateng is fit and ready for his comeback ✔️
No medical yet. Next round of meeting is scheduled for Sunday. @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/mmZ24SjANU
This news comes at a time when Bayern Munich is without a banged up Matthijs de Ligt and has seen both Dayot Upamecano and Kim Min-jae scuffle a bit at different times. With only three top-flight center-backs on the roster, Bayern Munich finds itself needing some back-up.
Earlier this week, head coach Thomas Tuchel had to roll out a center-back pairing of midfielder Leon Goretzka and right-back Noussair Mazraoui in the DFB-Pokal because De Ligt, Upamecano, and Min-jae were all out injured.
Can a 35-year-old Boateng cure what ails Bayern Munich? Maybe, but the veteran has had some issues off the field, which have clouded the view that many have of him.
Surely, some fans will not be happy with bringing the defender back at this stage of his career for various reasons.
Looking for more thoughts and analysis after Bayern Munich’s come-from-behind 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig? Then give a listen to our Postgame Show featuring Cyler and Marcus as they break down everything on the match — the good and the bad. Check it out on Spotify or below: