With Jerome Boateng out of contract at Bayern Munich at the end of the season, the Germany international has been linked with bitter North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Bild, Premier League duo Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Boateng in the summer of 2021.
It has been reported that the Gunners wanted to secure the services of the 32-year-old centre-back in the summer of 2020 and still have an eye on him.
The report in the German publication has added that Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho is also monitoring the situation of the former Manchester City centre-back.
Bild has added that Bayern have decided that they will not extend Boateng’s current contract and will let him leave on a free next summer.
Boateng is one of the best centre-backs in the world, and below are 10 interesting facts and stats about him.
- Jerome Boateng has won the Bundesliga eight times and the Champions League twice with Bayern Munich.
- Jerome Boateng was part of the UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2016.
- Jerome Boateng was named the Germany Football of the Year in 2015-16.
- Jerome Boateng made 14 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League for Manchester City back in 2010-11.
- Jerome Boateng won the FA Cup with Manchester City in 2010-11.
- Jerome Boateng’s half-brother Kevin-Prince Boateng played for Ghana.
- In 2018, Jerome Boateng became the first German player to be sent off in a World Cup match since Miroslav Klose against Serbia in 2010.
- Jerome Boateng turned down Tottenham Hotspur to sign for Hamburg in 2007.
- Jerome Boateng was sent off on his debut for Germany against Russia on October 10, 2009.
- Jerome Boateng has been involved with the German Bone Marrow Donor File charity since 2015.