Report: Lazio in talks with Jerome Boateng, amid links to Spurs

Spurs appear to have missed the boat with Jerome Boateng, with Lazio apparently in talks to sign the former Manchester City man.

As covered on TBR a month ago, Bild had claimed that Spurs were interested in bringing the experienced Boateng to London.

Jose Mourinho had courted the German for years. The now ex-Spurs coach wanted him at Manchester United, before continuing to hold an interest while in charge of Spurs.

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However, it looks like Spurs – who remain without a manager – are going to miss out on Boateng once and for all. Tuttomercatoweb claims that Lazio are in advanced talks to land the former Bayern Munich man.

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Boateng, 32, is leaving Bayern for nothing after a hugely successful spell with the club. Since his arrival, he’s won nine Bundesliga titles, as well as a pair of Champions Leagues.

His experience, quality, and winning mentality would have been ideal for Spurs next season. However, with the saga over their news boss continuing, they appear to have missed out again.

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It has to be frustrating being a Spurs fan at the moment. The club is without a manager and seemingly, as it shows here, are missing out on players.

Teams like to get business done early in the summer and Spurs are missing the boat by not getting their act together. Boateng was, and is, a fine defender who would have instantly lifted the standards of the club.

But he looks to slipped by the wayside and frankly, Spurs can’t afford to keep letting this happen. Daniel Levy needs to make a decision on a new boss and make it quickly.

Otherwise, the club face being left behind once again. Essentially, they’ll be back to square one without a quick resolution.

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