Jerome Boateng is standing at a crossroads ahead of this summer's transfer window. Will he enter the final year of his contract or seek a new challenge abroad?
Jerome Boateng says he won't rule out signing a contract extension with Bayern München.
Asked if he could imagine going abroad or extending his deal with Bayern, which runs until 2021, Boateng told Die Welt:
"Both. Before Hansi Flick took over as coach, I was already thinking about my future. At the moment I feel good and can imagine staying. I have my foll focus on FC Bayern and the current season.
"I'm not putting myself under any pressure, my contract runs until the end of June 2021. The most important thing for me right now is what the coach says. I'll take my time and let the rest come to me."
After having struggled to find playing time under former Bayern coach Niko Kovac, the 31-year-old has emerged as a regular starter since Hansi Flick took over the reins in November.
"I've always fought my way through the past few years, even when the support of the previous coach [Niko Kovac] or others wasn't there. But I'm still standing here. I have always gone my own way and will continue to do so. My ambition is to keep improving myself and to help the team," Boateng concluded.