Jerome Boateng (second from left) celebrates the 2014 German Championship with former teammates Thiago (from left), Javi Martinez, David Alaba and Mario Gotze.Photo: www.imago-images.de / imago sportfotodienst
Jerome Boateng played for Bayern Munich for ten years, winning the championship nine times and the Champions League twice. Having left the record-breaking centre-back in the summer of 2021 and now playing for Olympique Lyonnais for a year, the 33-year-old could change again this summer.
Trabzonspor is said to be interested in signing Boateng. Abdullah Avci, the technical director of the current Turkish champion, confirmed the idea of bringing Boateng to the Anadolu Agency: “Jerome Boateng’s name has appeared, and now we’re dealing with it.”
Boateng had a mixed year in Lyon
Although Boateng’s contract in Lyon runs until 2023, Trabzonspor will probably want to get a loan first. At Olympique, season one didn’t go well for the defender. By February, he had started 16 games in 19 league games, but apparently hadn’t convinced his coach Peter Boss.
Because in the last 15 league games it has only been used seven times, only four of them from the start. In six matches, Boateng has not made it to the match day squad.
Now a move to Turkey could be a way out for Boateng. Trabzonspor-Train Avci calls the problem itself: “If the financial conditions are right, we would like to sign it.”
After his move to Lyon, the French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported that Boateng would receive half of his salary in Munich, France. That should have been around twelve million euros, so he’s probably receiving six million euros a year at Lyon.
The salary must be the reason for the planned loan. Trabzonspor hopes to be able to share Boateng’s salary with Lyon.
That doesn’t leave anyone cold at Bayern: Striker Robert Lewandowski wants to leave the record champions. A former teammate understands this well: Franck Ribery. The French publicly defended Lewandowski.