Jerome Boateng has revealed that he would be open to staying at Bayern Munich beyond the end of his current contract, however also admitted that offers that may be too good to turn down may tempt him to leave the club.
The German defender has entered the last year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and is yet to be offered a new deal.
Having moved to the Bundesliga giants from Manchester City in 2011, Boateng has tasted an immense amount of success in Bavaria as he has won titles on both a domestic and continental front. Nigerian bettors would be able to replicate their own form of success, though, if they were to visit sites such as www.bettingsites24.ng for all their betting requirements!
Still only 32-years-old, he has made over 320 appearances for Bayern Munich over the nine years he has been with the club and has managed to win 20 major honours with the side. These have included eight Bundesliga titles and two Champions League medals – something the Bavarians will look to add to their collection this season, undoubtedly.
The defender was an instrumental figure for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side last season, as he featured 38 times domestically, as he helped the club achieve their second treble in the last 10 years, despite having suffered with injury at one stage.
However, the manager could lose one of his star centre-backs next summer as the defender enters the final 12 months of his deal and could begin talks with clubs abroad as soon as January.
There have been a number of teams thought to have been interested in signing Boateng over the years, however it appears the World Cup winner would be happy to extend his stay with Bayern Munich if he were handed an offer.
The defender has admitted as much already in the media, having stated his happiness at the club in an interview with German publication, Kicker.
“I can imagine [signing an extension]. My children feel at home here. With Hansi Flick as coach and this team, it’s a lot of fun. In the end, I’m happy to still be with FC Bayern. I’m enjoying football again.”
However, he has also admitted that he knows nothing lasts forever and good things can come to an end, but expressed the opinion that leaving would not necessarily be a bad thing as it would give him the opportunity to experience something new.
“Another culture. I like to learn new things and don’t always have to be in the same place. USA, Asia or even another European country, you will see – but it doesn’t have to be,” he said.