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    Manchester City eyeing Jerome Boateng reunion


    As per a report from reliable German outlet BILD this morning, Premier League champions Manchester City are keen to bring defender Jerome Boateng back to the club from Bayern Munich this summer.

    World-class

    Boateng, 29, has been on the books of the Bavarian giants since 2011, when he made the move back to Germany from Manchester City following just a solitary campaign at the Etihad.

    And Boateng has since gone on to establish himself as one of the finest central defenders in world football, racking up 6 Bundesliga titles, 3 German Cups and a Champions League title since his his return to the Allianz Arena.

    As such, despite his still-crucial role in the backline of the Bavarians, mounting reports that the former Hamburg man could be on the move this summer have come as something of a surprise.

    Boateng himself, though, did little to dampen the rumours that he could be set for an exit from Bavaria following Bayern’s Champions League semi-final elimination at the hands of Real Madrid, when he explained:

    ‘I experienced everything at FC Bayern.’

    ‘So now I certainly reach a point where I have to answer certain questions to myself: ‘What goals do I have that I did not reach yet? Do I want to prove myself always at the same club and always under the same circumstances?’

    ‘This is a question of personal challenges. It is not about classical career questions, but about questions for your life.’

    MUNICH, GERMANY – APRIL 25: Bayern Muenchen line up during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on April 25, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Suitors

    The clubs most heavily-touted as potential destinations for Boateng to this point have been Manchester United and Juventus, with reports in the English media over the last couple of days having suggested that the powerful stopper is available for a fee of around £50 million.

    And, as per the aforementioned report from SportBild this morning, another club have today entered the fray for the German international, in the form of Boateng’s former side Manchester City.

    The Citizens are rumoured to be on the lookout for a world-class addition to their defensive ranks this summer, with Pep Guardiola reportedly eager to reunite with Boateng, whom he previously managed during the pair’s time together at Bayern.

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