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Lyon vortex around Boateng – now the ex-Bayer reacts

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According to information, Jérôme Boateng should leave his club Olympique Lyon this winter. The 2014 world champion does not want to know anything about it.

Update from December 26, 12:45 p.m.: In his own words, ex-Bayern star Jérôme Boateng is not about to say goodbye to his club Olympique Lyon this winter. “No one from the club has spoken to me or my agent about it,” said the 2014 world champion baby foot and thus reacted to a corresponding report from the French portal foot market.

The 34-year-old recently had to undergo meniscus surgery and now explains: “I was 100% focused on getting back into shape quickly.” Boateng stressed that he had a good feeling overall. “Since Laurent Blanc has been our coach, things have gone very well for me personally. I was still playing before the injury,” he said. baby foot cited. “The coach’s confidence and opinion are important to me, everything else doesn’t matter.”

Boateng said he will play again soon and thinks he is ready for the New Year game against Clermont Foot. Lyon’s first match after the World Cup break at Stade Brest is scheduled for this Wednesday.

Jérôme Boateng: The new owner of Olympique Lyon wants to get rid of the ex-Bayern star

First report of December 25: Lyon – After leaving FC Bayern, Jérôme Boateng only fell from a sporting point of view. In the summer of 2021, the 34-year-old moved to Olympique Lyon on a free transfer after Bayern Munich failed to offer him a new contract after ten years at the club. Now, the former international is set to end after a year and a half in France. The reason is the new owner of the Premier League club.

Jerome Boateng
Born: September 3, 1988 in Berlin
Current team: Olympique Lyonnais
Previous professional positions: Hertha BSC, Hamburger SV, Manchester City, FC Bayern Munich
Internationals: 76 for Germany (1 goal)

At the end of the year, Olympique Lyonnais announced the takeover of the club, American John Textor obtained 77.5% of all shares in the club for just over 327 million euros. This means that OL are part of the “Eagle Football Holding”, which also owns shares in Premier League club Crystal Palace, traditional Brazilian club Botafogo and Belgian second division club RWD Molenbeek.

With the sale, the club innovates in the future and a new transfer strategy must also be implemented. Going forward, Lyon will increasingly focus on nurturing their own talent, with veteran stars like Boateng losing out. A report from the French portal feet Mercato according to there could be personnel changes as early as January which could also affect the 2014 world champion.

Former world-class defender Jérôme Boateng only plays a supporting role at Olympique Lyonnais. © Frederic Chambert/imago

Jérôme Boateng: Only four seasons – world champion, he is one of the best earners

Because Boateng couldn’t do much self-promotion. After playing 27 competitive games in his debut season under former BVB manager Peter Bosz, he was sorted by the Dutchman at the start of the current campaign. It was only after the coaching change in October that Boateng was allowed to play again from Matchday 11. He started four times under new coach Laurent Blanc, but was always substituted. In the last game before the World Cup break, he was again absent from the squad.

Since Boateng is said to be one of the best earners in the team, the performance no longer matches the club’s spending. That’s another reason why the Berliner could be a thorn in owner Textor’s side. Boateng’s future is once again in doubt after leaving Bayern. A return to Germany should be difficult given his image, the trial for alleged bodily harm against his ex-partner is still ongoing.

Early change? Olympique Lyon wants to abandon Jérôme Boateng this winter

Boateng is still contractually bound to the Lyonnais until the summer of 2023, a contract extension should not be in the room. A winter departure is apparently much more likely, according to the report as the club are pushing for a transfer of the centre-back as soon as possible. Apparently, Lyon are even letting the ex-DFB star go for free so they can drop him from the wage bill.

How? ‘Or’ What feet Mercato also writes that there is already someone interested in Boateng, but the club has not been named. With a farewell, Boateng could soon make way for one of France’s many talents in the squad. The Lyon youngsters are also wanted internationally, with FC Bayern recently considering the right-back as a possible replacement for Benjamin Pavard. (ajr)

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