Jerome Boateng was about to move to Paris in 2018.
The Bayern bosses vetoed - although it had the offer, as it now turns out.
Munich - Jerome Boateng * was actually already gone in the summer of 2018.
The PSG offer was there, the player agreed - and yet the deal finally fell through.
FC Bayern * refused.
Boateng's advisor Christian Nerlinger negotiated at the time and speaks of a missed opportunity for Munich.
In an interview with
that “everything was very short-term”.
“For sporting reasons, Bayern said: 'We're not going to do this so shortly before the end of the transfer period.'
I think it was a missed opportunity, ”he reveals.
Because: PSG * offered significantly more than was assumed at the time.
FC Bayern did not let Jerome Boateng go - a mistake?
When it comes to the numbers, Nerlinger is specific.
The transfer fee of 20 million euros haunted the media at the time - almost a bargain price for Boateng.
"It was significantly more, almost twice as much," reveals Nerlinger now.
If FC Bayern had pocketed 40 million for the 30-year-old Boateng, it would have deserved the title “good deal” at the time.
Because Boateng had the weak 2018 World Cup behind him, was not always a regular under Niko Kovac, was often injured and his form fluctuated.
At the time, nobody could have suspected that he would flourish again later under Hansi Flick and win the Champions League *.
FC Bayern: Boateng's move to Paris burst - Nerlinger's agent mourns the deal
“FC Bayern sometimes sets standards.
And that's what they did in the case, ”says Nerlinger, but is certain:“ In retrospect, it would not have been bad if this transfer had been made. ”So it was not over until 2021 for Boateng, who is now in France anyway, but just landed at Olympique Lyon.
The ex-international had to go back to Munich very quickly - but there were no sporting reasons for that.
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