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Bayern Munich unwilling to provide new contract to veteran defender

Bayern Munich are looking into the future as they have no plans to extend the contract of their two-time Champions League winner.

Bayern Munich are unwilling to offer a new contract to Jerome Boateng who has been at the German club for almost a decade. The centre-back has been a part of all highs and lows during his tenure. The German defender has also won two Champions League titles with Bayern in 2012 and 2020.

However, the defending Bundesliga champions are now looking into the future and Jerome Boateng is not a part of those plans. Boateng’s contract runs out this summer, and he remains disappointed over the lack of appreciation shown by the club, as reported by Sport Bild. Bayern have already secured the signature of Dayot Upamecano who will arrive in Munich in the summer. The 22-year-old, French defender will leave RB Leipzig at the end of the current season and is expected to form a rock-solid partnership with Niklas Sule.

As things stand, Bayern Munich are not too keen on offering a contract extension to Boateng despite his convincing performances in the past few months. Several Italian and English clubs are expected to battle it out for the German defender if he does become a free agent after the end of the current season. Boateng suffered an injury in his side’s victory over Borussia Dortmund but is expected to be back for the Champions League fixture against Lazio, next week.

The future of the German defender hinges on how he helps Bayern Munich finding glory this season. Bayern are currently top of the Bundesliga table and have a two-point lead over RB Leipzig. If Boateng is able to carry his side to Champions League glory once again, then the Bavarians might consider offering a contract to their veteran defender.