Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has raised some eyebrows by suggesting that the Bayern Munich centre-back is allowed to negotiate with other clubs regarding his potential transfer.
Bayern Munich is a well-run organisation who carry themselves in a very respectable manner and certainly take “No player is above the club” philosophy seriously. Following the same, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the chairman, has suggested that they would be willing to negotiate with any suitors for Jerome Boateng if the player is looking for a new challenge.
“If a club comes to us and he says he wants to join them we’ll negotiate,” said the former Ballon d’Or winner while also affirming that teams would have to part with a large chunk of cash if they wish to acquire the German’s services.“I’m making no secret of it – any fee certainly wouldn’t be low.”
Boateng is considered to be an integral part of the squad after joining the Bavarians from Manchester City in 2011. The lanky defender has since added 14 titles to his cabin whilst lifting the World Cup with Germany in 2014. Known for his ball playing abilities, the Bayern No.17 is regarded as one of the best in the business.
With a new man in charge at FC Hollywood in Niko Kovac, who likes to play a three at the back with the centre-backs building out from the back, Boateng would thrive under the former Eintracht Frankfurt boss. With the links for Manchester United on the hunt for an experienced central defender, this unexpected statement from the Bayern hierarchy is sure to draw eyeballs and trigger a few bids.
It will be interesting to see how the situation develops and if the German giants regret selling the 29-year-old if he decides on a change of scene.
Bayern Munich would be losing a leader and a very talented player in Boateng. The German champions will be looking for a replacement if that is the case. Hummels, Martinez and Sule would be enough to get the job done in the Bundesliga but certainly would be a grave situation for the new boss if he plans to challenge for European glory in his first season at the Allianz Arena.