In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, Rob Lee, who made 280 Premier League appearances, believes that if Tottenham Hotspur signed Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, it would be a big gamble.
Boateng is set to be a free agent this summer and he has been linked with a move to Spurs to try and help solve their defensive problems, which have held them back for large parts of this season.
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The 32-year old, who has won 26 major trophies in his career, has had a spell in the Premier League with Manchester City during the 2010/11 season where he ended up making just 24 appearances before being picked up by Bayern Munich, so he wouldn’t be a total novice to the league.
Speaking on why Spurs should think carefully before signing Boateng and what the centre back may struggle with if he comes to the Premier League, Lee told The Transfer Tavern:
“I still worry about older players coming to the Premier League because they can be great players, but the Premier League is so different and there are no easy games, every game is a tough one.
“Boateng has been a great player for Bayern Munich and he’s played at the top level so he’s got the ability, but it’s just a case of will he come in and be able to perform, so I think it’s a gamble.”
The German international has been a mainstay in the first-team this season, however Hansi Flick has often rotated between Boateng, Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez, although Sule is currently nursing a muscular injury.
The 32-year old has been recognised as one of the best defenders in the world during his time with Bayern Munich which has seen him win 24 trophies with the Bavarian club.
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