Events happen again and again in which football and title wins quickly become a minor matter. Jerome Boateng had this painful experience during the Club World Cup. After the death of his ex-girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt, the defender is initially not available to Bayern. How long the 32-year-old has been absent is currently open. According to current media reports, Boateng himself decides when he will return.
Actually, Jerome Boateng wanted to fly home from Qatar as soon as possible. But since he did not get an earlier flight, he finally found himself in the Bayern team plane. Afterwards, however, the paths with his colleagues went their separate ways, especially since Boateng naturally wants to deal with his private stroke of fate first. At least the 32-year-old doesn’t have to fear pressure from his employer. The Bavarians allow the battered star to take as much time as he needs and have promised him their full support, as reported by “SPORT1”.
Contract talks postponed: decision in spring at the earliest
At the moment, it is difficult to estimate when exactly Boateng will feel ready to return to everyday business. Talks about a possible contract extension are currently on hold. Accordingly, those responsible and players do not want to get together until spring. For the time being, it remains unclear whether the experienced defender will stay in Munich beyond the summer of 2021. In purely sporting terms, the two-time triple winner is once again playing an outstanding season. However, Bayern have already signed a new central defender by signing Dayot Upamecano. As exciting as the future question about Boateng is, it will be irrelevant for him at the moment. So now we have to wait and see what the next few weeks will bring.