Real Madrid’s season got off to a significant setback with the serious injury to defender Eder Militão. However, the setback did not change the club’s plans, as they opted not to sign a replacement. However, names have been offered recently.
According to the German newspaper Bild, the Spaniards had the opportunity to acquire a replacement for free. Defender Jérôme Boateng, a former Bayern Munich player, contacted Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez offering his services.
The defender expressed his willingness to fill the vacancy left by Militão. The signing would have been free, as the German was without a contract since the end of his contract with Lyon. However, Real Madrid declined the offer.
Boateng expressed enthusiasm at the possibility of playing for the Spanish club, but Real opted not to sign a replacement for Militão. Now, the German player is on the verge of returning to Bayern Munich and is already training with his teammates.
Boateng close to Bayern return
Bayern Munich icon Jérôme Boateng is close to returning home. The German defender has started a trial period at Bayern Munich and will participate in training in the coming days before signing a permanent contract. Boateng, 35, was without a club since his contract with Lyon expired.
The defender played for the French club in the last two seasons after leaving Bayern Munich. During that time, the German played 35 games for the French club, but did not score any goals. At the end of the contract, the parties opted not to renew the deal.
The veteran has a long history with Bayern, having been signed in 2013 from Manchester City, and accumulated ten seasons with the Bavarians, with a total of 363 games played. For the German club, Boateng won several titles and became a fan favorite. Now, the defender is expected to return to the Bundesliga.