Many Tottenham Hotspur fans are not keen on signing Jerome Boateng after Bleacher Report (relayed by Ricky Sacks) suggested that the north London club are interested in bringing in the World Cup winner in the summer transfer window.
Boateng has made a total of 310 appearances in all competitions for Bayern Munich, where he has also won the Champions League and several Bundesliga titles, according to Transfermarkt. In that time he managed to score eight goals and provide 23 assists from centre back.
Added to that, he has also had great success with his national team having played 76 times for Germany. He was a key figure in helping them win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, playing seven times during the tournament (Transfermarkt).
The 31-year old may provide some necessary experience in the back line for Spurs next season, especially if Jan Vertonghen leaves at the end of his contract and Danny Rose is sold after his loan spell ends.
That would arguably leave Toby Alderweireld as the only senior defender at the club and Boateng’s experience could prove crucial in the likes of Japhet Tanganga’s development. He has also played in the Premier League before with Manchester City.
Despite his experience, these Spurs fans are not keen on signing the German international:
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10kanee) March 19, 2020
Agent talking .. he’s a liability
— Matthew Bamber (@MatthewBamber) March 19, 2020
Yes, his legs are gone, has been, didn’t rate him at Man City, not the type of player we should be going after. Look at Toby and verts now….
— George Russell (@George_Russell8) March 19, 2020
— TimonVfBTottenham (@SchnaitmannT) March 19, 2020
— David (@SuperSpurs66) March 19, 2020
what is the point? we mite as well keep Vertonghen
— Emmanuel Oyesile (@EmmanuelOyesil2) March 19, 2020
Great now we are buying players that are over the hill!
— Monnie (@RB_THFC) March 19, 2020
Awesome an over 30 year old that is well past his prime and likely will have foot speed issues. We certainly haven't seen that be an issue already this year, I'm sure for Boateng it will be different than every other similar player to him.
— Mike Cloud (@MikeCloud15) March 19, 2020
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