Jerome Boateng is in advanced discussions with Arsenal over a summer transfer, with Bayern Munich’s sporting director willing to sell, according to a report.
Soccer Link report that Arsenal are in advanced discussions with Boateng over a transfer. Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamidžić wants to refresh their squad, and is willing to part with the 31-year-old as a result.
Boateng’s recent match against Chelsea helped to convince Arsenal he’s still capable against the top Premier League sides. The defender played 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge as the away side won 3-0.
Chelsea themselves could move for Boateng as well, but only if their first-choice option falls through. The German international only has a contract until 2021, so he’s unlikely to command a huge fee.
Boateng is up to 24 competitive appearances for the season so far, helping Bayern to nine clean sheets. Six of those nine came after the turn of the year, marking a real upturn in form.
There are still valid concerns from fans about signing a player in his thirties with limited experience in England (Boateng made 24 appearances for Manchester City in 2010/11). It’s not impossible to see this transfer happening, but probably not as a priority.