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Boateng will not rejoin Bayern

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

German record champions FC Bayern München officially confirmed that they would not be granting Jerome Boateng a professional contract early Friday evening. 

The 35-year-old free-agent, as confirmed by the club's statement, will nevertheless remain welcome to train with the FCB reserves 
Jerome Boateng.
Jerome Boateng.
FC Bayern München have opted to officially rid themselves of the public relations headache surrounding the potential resigning of defender Jerome Boateng. The German record champions released a statement on Friday evening confirming earlier reports surfacing in the German media. The 35-year-old will not suit up for Bayern again this season.

"Jerome Boateng will not return to FC Bayern," a terse statement on the club's website reads, "the player has been informed. Personnel problems caused all four of our center backs to miss a recent cup tie against Preußen Münster. Jerome Boateng was invited to partake in club training as a result of this."

"In the meantime, however," the statement continues, "Dayot Upamecano and Min-Jae Kim can play pain-free. Matthjis de Ligt is also on the road to recovery. The personnel issues in central defense have eased."

"In light of these developments," the statement concludes, "FC Bayern has decided not to sign Jerome Boateng. At the same time, as a deserving player of the club, he's been offered the opportunity to continue to keep fit with our reserves. Jerome Boateng has proved himself to be in good physical condition."

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