According to an update by Bild journalist Christian Falk (via Sport Witness), dropping an enticing Tottenham transfer claim, target and 6 foot 3 colossus Jerome Boateng could ‘imagine’ moving to London this summer after his contract expires.
Boateng is set to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of 2020/2021 after Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed his current deal will not be extended (The Athletic).
Now, amid speculation surrounding his future, Falk believes the World Cup winner could be open to a London move in a possible boost for Tottenham Hotspur.
Falk drops enticing Boateng claim
The Lilywhites and chairman Daniel Levy have been linked with Boateng recently and Falk has addressed those rumours to Bild (via Sport Witness).
“Yes, from the people we heard about the potential interest and that the player very well could imagine a move to London at the moment,” explained the journalist.
“Nothing has been said yet, there are no concrete talks, but just that his name appears on the shortlist.
“I think his stock has gone up a bit because we saw him playing against Paris Saint Germain and he was used to defend against Neymar. It was good publicity for the man.”
Transfer Tavern take
While Boateng has plenty of experience at the highest level, we believe that Tottenham should be looking elsewhere for much needed defensive reinforcements.
Alasdair Gold recently claimed that Spurs are eyeing a ‘leader‘ to marshal their shaky backline, and his listed targets Lewis Dunk, Joachim Andersen and Nikola Milenkovic all come as much better options than Boateng.
The German could command high wages of around £205,000-per-week, and at 32-years-old, he may not be able to put in brilliant performances on such a regular basis in the Premier League.
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