Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has refused to rule out a move abroad in the future, with Italian powerhouses Juventus and Inter Milan reportedly interested in acquiring his services.
Boateng has spent just one season of his career outside of Germany after signing with Manchester City in 2010, but he recently gave Bild the impression he’d be willing to move again:
“Future with Bayern Munich? To play in a foreign league has always been on my mind. It will depend on the situation but let’s see.”
Juve are still reeling from Leonardo Bonucci’s sale to AC Milan in the summer. The Italy international was a crucial figure at the Allianz Stadium in a team that has traditionally been so reliant on its defence while amassing a dominant streak in Italian football recently.
If Boateng were to leave the Allianz Arena, there’s no guarantee Italy’s titans would be able to contend with Europe’s other big spenders in the battle for his signature.
The 2014 World Cup winner’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, giving Bayern some time before they need to worry about Boateng quenching his thirst for travel once again.