Jerome Boateng is not yet ready to leave Bayern, but the German defender, who will be a free agent in 2021, welcomes the experience of new challenges - especially outside Europe.
The 32-year-old Boateng has spent all but one year of his football career in Germany, with Manchester City being the only foreign team on his resume. He has previously played for Hertha Berlin and Hamburg, and in 2011, Bayern Munich brought him back to Germany.
The World Cup winner has had many successes during his time at Bayern and has made 333 appearances for the team over the past nine years. He claims that he is not interested in leaving Bayern, but he would like to experience challenges outside of Europe.
In an interview with Goal, He said: “As you have correctly stated, I am a person who loves to get to know new cities, new cultures and new people,”
“I have always said that I would like to get to know something different and take on a new challenge. I feel really good and in top shape and have delivered and performed in the last few months. That is also the feedback I get from Hansi Flick and my team-mates. That is the most important thing for me.
“My focus is 100 per cent on defending the five titles from last season with the club. When the day comes when we part ways, I will look back proudly on these years and many successes with this club. Not many footballers are allowed to experience something like this. At the same time, I look ahead full of motivation and look forward to what’s coming.”