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Jerome Boateng (35) intends to leave his regret behind and continue his career.
Florian Flettenberg of Germany's "Sky Sports" said on the 6th (Korea Standard Time), "Coach Thomas Tuchel said a decision will be made this afternoon." Boateng had not received any official information about the botched contract until today's team training session. Bodzin's position is clear. They decided not to sign with Boateng," he said.
He continued, "This afternoon Tuchel informed Boateng of the club's decision. Nothing has changed. As previously revealed, Munich do not sign Boateng. Boateng is disappointed, but he wants to continue his career."
Then on the 7th, Munich said on the club's website, "Boateng will not return to Munich. The club made the decision on Friday and informed the long-time Munich player. About two weeks ago, all four centre-backs in the club's first-team squad were sidelined for the Cup against Prussia Münster due to injuries. As a result, Boateng, who currently does not have a team, will join the club's training," he wrote.
"It's all Upamecano and Kim Min-jae will be able to play without pain again, and Matthijs de Licht is recovering, so the shortage of center backs has eased. After considering all aspects, the club decided not to sign Boateng. Boateng was offered the opportunity to keep fit at the club. He showed good physical condition," he added.
Boateng is a center back who held the Munich defensive line for 10 years from 2011 to the summer of 2021. He played 363 official games (10 goals and 25 assists) and is a legend who lifted a total of 22 trophies, including nine Bundesliga wins. He signed with Olympique Lyon after leaving the team two years ago due to the expiration of his contract, but he was released this summer without making any impression.
Then, he recently made headlines by showing up at the Munich training ground. Munich suffered from the poor condition of the center backs, and urgently called Boateng. And he considered a short-term contract while checking Boateng's physical condition.
However, the final failure was not achieved. Earlier on the 6th, Flettenberg said, "Munich Bodzin is leaning toward signing Boateng. However, there is still a concern. The club is also considering the possibility of having only three center backs by January. Then, it was announced that the contract was not made shortly after.
Boateng is 35 years old. If he had signed with Munich, he could have retired after this. But according to Flettenberg, Boateng intends to continue his career.
Saturday, October 7, 2023