German footballing magazine Kicker cites insider sources to report that the FC Bayern München supervisory board has made a definitive decision on Jerome Boateng's expiring contract.
The 32-year-old World Champion's agent has apparently been informed that he must continue his footballing career elsewhere.
|Jerome Boateng.||Photo: Rufus46/CC-by-SA 3.0|
It never seemed very likely that Jerome Boateng would have a future in Bavaria beyond this season. Throughout the course of the season, the German giants made tendered no offers two the center back, who's contract expires at the end of the campaign.
There nevertheless did exist a flicker of hope in the form of a trainer who has consistently sung the veteran defender's praises. Over the course his 18-month-tenure as head-coach of the FCB, Hans Dieter Flick steadily denied that he expected Boateng's departure.
In the autumn, incoming President Oliver Kahn floated the idea of a contract extension. Flick went so far as to endorse the idea at the time. Germany's Kicker nevertheless now reports that, as a collective, the board has decided that this cannot be considered.
Boateng's tenure to Bayern thus comes to a close after ten seasons, eight (very likely nine) league championships, and two-treble winning campaigns in 2013 and 2020. As of yet, there has been no comment yet from the footballer.