According to media reports, Jerome Boateng from FC Bayern Munich sustained a foot injury in training on Wednesday. The 32-year-old had to cancel the session 20 minutes before the end.
It is still unclear whether the central defender is threatened with a longer break. Boateng sustained the injury during the final game of the first training session after three days off.
A longer absence would come at an inopportune time for him: The remaining three games of Bayern against Borussia Mönchengladbach (May 8), Freiburg (May 15) and against FC Augsburg (May 22) are the last appearances for Boateng in the jersey of the German Record champions.
How things will go on with the 2014 world champion is still unclear. There should be interested parties in particular from the Premier League Tottenham, most recently Tottenham Hotspur was traded as a candidate. The Sports buzzer had reported, however, that BVB was also considering Boateng’s commitment.
Before the Champions League quarter-finals, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic had an interview Sky shortly before the start of the first leg announced that the contract, which expired in the summer, would not be renewed despite Boateng’s convincing performance over the course of the season.
Boateng departure caused internal Bayern dispute
“He goes through the big goal – hopefully with titles,” said Salihamidzic. With his announcement he should follow Sports picture-Information violated an internal association agreement and thus also fueled the conflict with the now outgoing coach Hansi Flick, who would have liked to keep Boateng.
At the end of his ten years in Munich, Boateng will only be able to celebrate his ninth German championship, contrary to the hope expressed by Salihamidzic. While Bayern were eliminated in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain and sensationally failed in the DFB Cup in the round of 16 at the second division Holstein Kiel, the championship title can hardly be taken from them with a seven-point lead.