Jerome Boateng admits Barcelona Reject Bids
Munich – Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng revealed that Barcelona had made an offer to him in the transfer market last summer. But he refused and wanted a career at Bayern until retirement.
In the summer, the defender is a priority Barca in the transfer market. Blaugrana are looking for a new defender Carles Puyol following the retirement.
Some of the names and then associated with the Catalan club. But in the end, Barca recruit Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal and Jeremy Mathieu of Valencia.
Boateng admits that he also was approached by Barca. But the 26-year-old defender was never consideration of their bids.
“I do not know how much they bid in detail, but it is true that there is a demand,” said Boateng told Sport Bild quoted by ESPN FC.
“When a club like Barcelona showed interest, it is obviously a great honor. But I never considered it. We had to undergo a pre-season at Bayern.”
“At the present time, you do not have to join Barcelona from Bayern if you want to win the Champions League,” he continued.
Boateng then revealed his desire to retire in Bayern. Before hanging up his boots, the international defender Germans want to bring Die Roten won many titles.
“I played in one of the four top clubs in the world. I would love to continue my career here for a long time. One day later, retired here with many titles,” he said.