FC Bayern München have confirmed that Jerome Boateng joined with the reserve squad during this Sunday morning's session. Whether the 35-year-old will sign a new contract with his old club remains to be seen.
|Jerome Boateng.||Photo: Rufus46, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Boateng is thus back at the Säbener Straße as a guest for the time being. The youngest brother of the famous Berlin footballing family has been club-less since his contract with Olympique Lyon was not renewed this past summer. Bayern are known to be seeking additional reinforcements in central defense despite the fact that head-coach Thomas Tuchel already has three high-valued players at the position in Matthijs de Ligt, Dayot Upamecano, and Min Jae-Kim.
De Ligt has been forced to sit the last two fixtures out injured. Tuchel was specifically critical of Upamecano and Kim following last night's 2-2 draw with Leipzig Marking errors from both center backs played a role in Leipzig being able to rush out to a 2-0 lead at the half. Boateng represented Bayern for a full decade before departing on a free in the summer of 2021.