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Jerome Boateng:
'I don't have to leave Bayern at all costs'

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München defender Jerome Boateng is waiting for the club to approach him for talks about his future.

Jerome Boateng.
Jerome Boateng.

Jerome Boateng says he isn't desperate to leave Bayern München even though he is set to enter the final year of his contract.

The 31-year-old is under contract until 2021 – just as the likes of Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and David Alaba, who have all opened talks with the club over potential contract extensions.

Boateng, on the other hand, hasn't been approached for talks about his future yet.

"The club have to come to me. I don't have to leave Bayern at all costs. I still have a contract," the centre-back told Kicker.

Bayern handed Boateng a fine on Monday after the 31-year-old left Munich without permission from the club and subsequently crashed his car. Fortunately, Boateng wasn't hurt in the incident.

"Boateng has transgressed the guidelines issued by the club by being too far away from his home. These guidelines govern the behaviour of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in line with the Bavarian state government's directives on restrictions on movement and the recommendations of the health authorities," the club said in a statement.

"FC Bayern believes the club has a responsibility to be a role model. As a consequence of this transgression,the club has decided to impose a fine on Boateng. The club will donate the money to Munich hospitals."

Boateng is not happy with the club's decision as he explains he simply had to see his son, who wasn't feeling well.

"I know that it was a mistake not to let the club know about my trip, but at that very moment, I was just thinking of my son," Boateng told Bild.

"When a son calls his father, then of course I'll go, no matter what time. I accept every fine for him. I want to see the father which doesn’t leave in such a moment to be with his four-year old son. I think it’s sad," he continued.

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