Everton can target Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich who has admitted that he is open to a Premier League switch.
Everton are keen to bolster their defence and are considering different options. Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng may be a strong possibility. The Bavarians are open to selling him this summer to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer next season. Boateng has also hinted that he will be open to leaving Bayern Munich and would fancy a Premier League return.
Gabriel Magalhaes, Thiago Silva, Jean-Clair Todibo have already been associated. However, Gabriel deal is swinging from one club to another while Thiago Silva decision will only be made after PSG complete their Champions League season.
If the Toffees are considering signing a 36 year old veteran Thiago Silva, they should turn their attention to Jerome Boateng. The German at 31 offers more years than Silva and has some Premier League experience under his belt.
According to Sports Bild, Bayern Munich wants to sell the 31 year old this summer to avoid losing him on a free transfer. Boateng’s current deal runs till 2021 and the Bavarians are not very keen to extend the contract especially when they have players like Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Sule who are the long term future of Bayern defence.
The 6 feet 2 inch centre back is one of the finest of his generation and even though he is on the wrong side of thirty, he has experience and a bank of knowledge that can be used by any team he plays for. Jerome Boateng has admitted that he will not say no to a Premier League return should an opportunity knock on his doors.
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I would not say no [to a Premier League return]. I love to [watch] the Premier League, I loved also when I was there to play.
For me it was really unlucky because I got injured straight [away] and then I didn’t really play the position they promised me. But I still took a lot from this year, playing in the Premier League, it helped me a lot to play and train with great players, world-class players.
I am definitely down [for] it, but I don’t know for the future. You never know. But it’s not that I would say ‘I never want to play there.’ It’s one of my favourite leagues for sure. (via ESPN)
The German spent one year in England when he moved to Manchester City from Hamburg in 2010 to be the part of the Sheik Mansour revolution. After 24 appearances in one season and catching the eye of Bayern Munich, Jerome Boateng returned to the Bundesliga.
Carlo Ancelotti knows Jerome Boateng well and wouldn’t mind reuniting with the defender albeit this time at Goodison Park. Marcel Brands won’t have to shell out a huge amount considering Boateng has just one year left on his Bayern contract. Jerome Boateng can actually be the viable, skilled and robust centre back Everton has been hunting for.
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