Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur may have received a boost, with Jerome Boateng listing London as one of the places that interests him when asked by Goal about his future.
Boateng looks to face an uncertain future with Bayern Munich. SportBild reported this month that his contract is unlikely to be extended beyond the end of the season.
And it appeared that a return to the Premier League could be on the cards for the 32-year-old. SportBild claimed that both the Gunners and Spurs were monitoring the former Manchester City man’s situation.
Boateng went on to insist that he is solely focused on this season with Bayern. But one of his comments would suggest that a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham may appeal to him.
“As you have correctly stated, I am a person who loves to get to know new cities, new cultures and new people,” Boateng told Goal on his future plans.
“I’m actually not the type who likes to stay in one place for a long time. Accordingly, Paris, London, but also cities outside Europe are interesting for me.”
TBR View: Free transfer for Boateng could be inspired
Boateng is edging towards the twilight of his career. And Arsenal and Spurs may have to be wary of overpaying for the centre-back.
He may be available on a free transfer. But it still seems unlikely that he will come cheap.
However, if Boateng can impress, he could be an inspired signing for either Mikel Arteta or Jose Mourinho.
He has been one of the world’s best defenders over the last decade, particularly since joining the Bavarian giants. So you could understand why some fans of the North London rivals may feel that it is a no-brainer if he is available next summer.