Veteran Bayern Munich defender, Jerome Boateng will walk away from the club in the summer after 10years at the club, the German club have confirmed.
His current deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won’t be given a contract extension, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer.
“Jerome’s contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended,” the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany
“That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door – hopefully with titles.”
Austria’s versatile player, David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
Boateng has featured 31 times for Bayern this season, scoring two goals for the Bundesliga leaders.
He joined Bayern in 2011 from Manchester City and has won eight Bundesliga titles while also claiming the DFB-Pokal on five occasions. In addition, Boateng won two Champions League titles with the club and two Club World Cup titles.