Back where he belongs?! Bayern Munich working on shock free transfer to re-sign Jerome Boateng as defensive cover

Back where he belongs?! Bayern Munich working on shock free transfer to re-sign Jerome Boateng as defensive cover

Peter McVitie

30 Sept 2023 21:18+01:001

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Bayern Munich are in talks to bring veteran defender Jerome Boateng back to the club on a free transfer, it has been reported.

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  • Bayern in talks to sign Boateng
  • Defender is a free agent
  • Veteran spent 10 years in Munich
  • WHAT HAPPENED?The German giants are in need of defensive cover, having been left thin at the back following injury setbacks suffered by Matthijs de Ligt.According to Florian Plettenberg, Bayern see 35-year-old Boateng as the ideal candidate to step in to provide some cover.
  • Jerome Boateng Pep Guardiola Bayern Munich 2014-15Getty ImagesTHE BIGGER PICTUREThe Bundesliga champions are already in advanced talks with the free agent and are set to hold further negotiations with him on Sunday.The club higher-ups want him back at the Allianz Arena and the ex-Germany international is eager to make his return.
  • DID YOU KNOW?Boateng spent 10 years with Bayern and won nine Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokals and two Champions League crowns with the club.He made over 360 appearances for the club before he left to join Lyon in a free transfer in 2021, but he has been a free agent since departing the French side last summer.
  • Harry Kane Bayern Munich celebrate Bochum 2023-24GettyWHAT HAPPENS NEXT?After the next phase of talks with Boateng, Bayern will take on Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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