OL: Jérôme Boateng, green light to leave Lyon

Undesirable in the eyes of the Lyon management, Jérôme Boateng is not closed to a departure from OL during this summer transfer window.

Only one year after his arrival at Olympique Lyonnais from Bayern Munich, Jérôme Boateng is on the way out. Placed by the Rhone management in the list of undesirable players on the transfer market, the German obviously received the message five out of five. This weekend, Jérôme Boateng again played with OL’s “bis” team in a friendly match and the rout against Willem II (5-0) is perhaps too much for the 2014 world champion. Questioned by Kicker, Jérôme Boateng – for the first time – opened the door publicly to a departure from Olympique Lyonnais. The former Bayern Munich defender said he was in favor of a return to Germany, where he enjoyed his greatest moments.

Boateng opens the door to a departure from OL

“The subject is not closed” launched Jérôme Boateng about his future before continuing. “I can imagine a lot of things in Europe. That includes Germany, because it’s a big league with big teams and really big fans.” commented Jérôme Boateng, who declined to say more but sent a very clear message about his future. More than ever, a departure from Olympique Lyonnais is possible for the one who has refused the advances of several teams in Turkey since the start of the transfer window. At the age of 33, the Berlin native is not against leaving OL but wants to stay in a competitive league. In addition, Jérôme Boateng no longer seems really inclined to make the slightest sacrifice on the financial level. Potentially interested clubs have been warned, as Olympique Lyonnais want to get rid of them despite quantitatively limited choices in central defense, where Peter Bosz seems to have left with the intention of renewing the hinge composed of Lukeba and Thiago Mendes next season .

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