For ten years, Jérôme Boateng tied the soccer shoes for FC Bayern, won five trophies, nine German championships and twice the Champions League and shaped one of the most successful phases in the club’s history. The defender in Munich was never really loved. It has now been revealed that the break occurred in 2018.
In October 2018, Boateng is said to have vented his displeasure verbally in a drastic way. This is what “Bild” reporter Christian Falk reports in his book “Bayern Insider” (to be published on November 16, “Bild” reports in advance).
On October 23, 2018, FC Bayern will make a guest appearance at AEK Athens as part of the Champions League, coach Niko Kovac orders Niklas Süle and Mats Hummels into central defense, Boateng only remains the little-loved place on the bench. A circumstance that Boateng allegedly wants to discuss with Kovac. According to the report, the situation only escalated when sports director Hasan Salihamidzic intervened.
“You have nothing to tell me! Shut up!”, Boateng Salihamidzic is said to have shouted in the face, and accused the Bayern boss of wanting to sell him anyway. According to Falk, this is the moment when there is finally a “break between the player and his superior”.
Hummels “annoyed” Boateng at Bayern
The frustration may also have resulted from the fact that Boateng allegedly would have been only too happy to turn his back on Bayern in the summer of 2018, but promising negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain should ultimately have resulted in a late PSG offer of 40 million euros and the last-minute The realization of FC Bayern that they wanted to collect 50 million euros failed.
In this context, Falk claims to have found out about two “secret meetings” between PSG coach Thomas Tuchel and Boateng’s entourage. Quite explosive: Boateng is said to have revealed to Tuchel that he has no good rapport with Mats Hummels. Announcements from his neighbor in training would be “annoying”, they say.
At least this problem was solved: Hummels left Bayern in 2019 for Borussia Dortmund, Boateng, on the other hand, only turned his back on Bayern after his contract expired after the 2020/21 season.