Bayern Munich plans to re-sign club legend who was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend two years ago
Boateng is set for his second spell at German club as he might retire.
Jerome Boateng (Source: Bayern Munich Website)
Bayern Munich is considering moving for a veteran defender who was released from the club. According to reports from journalist Fabrizio Romano, the German giants are in ‘advanced talks’ with Jerome Boateng.
The 35-year-old player is a free agent after his contract expires with the French club Olympique Lyonnais. There were rumors earlier that Boateng was considering retirement from football after having an illustrious career.
However, it seems like Thomas Tuchel has reignited his interest in Boateng’s qualities to bring back quality and experience to the squad. Bayern wants to strengthen their defense as Tuchel has not yet settled with Matthijs De Ligt or Dayot Upamecano. Negotiations between the player and the club are in the final stages, with an official announcement expected soon.
Boateng was found guilty of assaulting and manipulating his ex-partner some years back. That had been a dark phase in his career. Bayern Munich has already invested in Kim Jin Mae as a tremendous defensive signing and will be looking to use Boateng as a squad player who can fill in for Tuchel’s tactics whenever needed.
Jerome Boateng convicted of abuse against former partner
Former Germany and Bayern Munich footballer Jerome Boateng has been found guilty of domestic violence against his ex-partner and ordered the Munich District Court to pay her a fine of €1.8 million ($21.2 million). Boateng faced allegations of willful bodily harm and verbal abuse during a 2018 vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The prosecution had sought a suspended jail sentence of one and a half years and a fine of €1.5 million ($17.7 million), but the court imposed the highest possible financial damages. Boateng, who denied the allegations, can appeal the ruling. He claimed Senler became aggressive and insulting during a dispute, leading to a physical altercation.
However, Senler testified that Boateng had punched her in the kidney, causing difficulty breathing, and had engaged in further physical violence. The trial had been delayed due to coronavirus restrictions. Boateng, who no longer plays for Bayern Munich, signed with French team Lyon in the offseason and was dropped from the German national team in March 2019 as part of a squad shakeup.
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