Jerome Boateng Refuses to Rule Out Premier League Return

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - JULY 20: Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after the International Champions Cup match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid in the 2019 International Champions Cup at NRG Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng has refused to rule out a return to the Premier League if the opportunity arose.

The German’s contract runs out at the end of next season, meaning he could start negotiations with foreign clubs in January if not offered a new deal.

Jerome Boateng Refuses to Rule Out Premier League Return

What Was Said?

Speaking to CGTN Sports, China’s global television network, the defender said: “I wouldn’t say no.

“I love watching the Premier League and I loved playing there. It helped me a lot to train with world-class players.

“I don’t know what will happen next. You never know but it’s not like I would say that I don’t want to play there. It’s definitely one of my favourite leagues.”

Pivotal Role for Bayern Munich

Despite being out of contract at the end of next season, Boateng has played a pivotal role in Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga for the eighth season running.

He played 24 Bundesliga games for the German giants, his most since the 2014/2015 season, as they went on to win the league. He also played a part in his side keeping the most clean sheets in the league with 15.

Spell at Manchester City

Before playing for the German side he spent time in England with Manchester City. However, if he was to return to England’s top-flight, he would be hoping it would go better for him.

His time at City was marred with injury and despite winning the FA Cup, he missed the final.

Manchester United Interested in the Past

There would be a number of top Premier League teams who would love to have a player of Boateng’s quality at the club. One of these teams would be Manchester United. Despite signing Harry Maguire for £80 million last summer, United still don’t have the quality in defence to win a Premier League title.

United have also been linked with United in the past. In 2018, Christian Falk reported that they were interested in bringing Boateng to Old Trafford. However, at that time, United didn’t want to match the asking price of between £50 and £60 million.

United now might go back in for the centre back who they could sign on a free transfer next summer.

 

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