Bayern Munich could be finding a way out for outcast Jerome Boateng on transfer deadline day with Juventus showing a lot of interest. The transfer window ends today for the European clubs, who are keen on making last-minute transfers in order to spice up the squads for the next six months. It is understood that Bayern will not be bringing in new players today, but there can be an exit possible with Juventus showing interest in Boateng.
Juventus were recently dealt with a major blow with an injury to Giorgio Chiellini, who is set to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign with a ruptured ligament. Meanwhile, Boateng has had an uncertain future at the club and the German defender is keen on completing a transfer before things turn sour with Bayern. According to Sky Sports, Bayern have received contact from Juventus regarding the sale of the player, who still has two years left on his contract.
Bayern will not be haggling excessively over terms of his, as they are aware that Juventus also have other options lined up if the deal takes longer than expected. Boateng has not been featured in the team photoshoot and it is seen as a huge sign that the player will make the switch to the Allianz Stadium from the Allianz Arena.
Niko Kovac has overseen a major overhaul at the back. Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez have been able to make the switch to the Allianz Arena from Stuttgart and Atletico Madrid respectively. The signing of these two players are allowed Bayern to send Mats Hummels back to Borussia Dortmund. Now, the final step in the clear process will be the sale of Boateng.
It is reported that Uli Hoeness has advised the player to find a new club in order to play regularly. Even though the German defender was involved during the pre-season friendlies and came up with some good performances, he did feature in the defeat suffered to Dortmund in the DFL Supercup. Yet, Kovac decided to utilise the pairing of Hernandez and Sule as the first choice names. This quickly led to transfer rumours linking Boateng with a move to Fenerbahce. However, the player will certainly appreciate a move to Juventus at this point.
Even though it is clear that Juventus are trying to sign Boateng as a short-term solution following the injury to Chiellini, the prospect of playing for such a high profile club just before the Euro 2020 will help the 30-year-old secure his spot in the German national team. Boateng has not featured for Germany since 2018, but he has made 76 appearances for the national team.
Even though Juventus also have Matthijs de Ligt, who was signed from Ajax for well over €75 million, the shocking debut for the young defender in the win over Napoli shows that the player is still not ready yet.
Boateng has had the experience of playing in top leagues across European football and he will come across as a strong candidate for the Italian outfit.