Manchester United have been given a boost as they look for defensive options ahead of the Premier League season. The Metro reports that Bayern Munich will listen to offers for Jerome Boateng as CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that the club will sell the star for the right deal.
“If a club comes to us and he says that he wants to join that club, then we will negotiate. But the offer has to be important”
United were linked with a move for the 29-year-old but were unsure if Bayern would be letting go of the German defender.
This will come as great news for Manchester United as they aren’t keen on signing Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham after the London club slapped a £75m price tag on the former Ajax defender.
Boateng has won 6 consecutive Bundesliga titles with the Bavarian side and has a Champions League crown to add to that. The 29-year-old has played for our rivals, Manchester City before joining Munich. Hence, he would know about the English conditions really well.
While Boateng might become a hit should he sign for us, the fear could be the price of the player. It would not be easy to get Boateng on the cheap and hopefully, we will be able to sign him for less than the £75m fee for Alderweireld that Tottenham are demanding.
We need to understand that Boateng is not the youngest player either and while he has a lot of experience, he would not be able to be the star in our side for the years to come.