OL: A defender placed on the list of undesirables


Very little in sight with OL since the start of the season, Jérôme Boateng would be close to packing his bags in the capital of Gaul. According to Foot Mercatothe Rhône club intends to part with its defender as quickly as possible.

Jonathan Ikoné and Jérôme Boateng, match LOSC Lille-OL Olympique Lyonnais

A little over a year after his arrival in the capital of Gaul, the divorce between Jérôme Boateng and Olympique Lyonnais seems to be approaching fast. The website Foot Mercato thus affirms that a departure of the German this winter would relieve a lot within the club. For good reason, the situation of the World Champion in 2014 is at a standstill on several points.

Athlete first, Jérôme Boateng has only been established only four times this season after fifteen days of the championship. The rare appearances of the 34-year-old player have not been frankly convincing. It should be noted, however, that Jérôme Boateng has been playing more since the arrival of Laurent Blanc on the bench at Groupama Stadium.

Jérôme Boateng pushed towards the exit during the winter transfer window?

According to Foot Mercato, the rather substantial salary of the former Bayern Munich player would however weigh very heavily on the club’s finances. By releasing him, the Rhone team would therefore make largely welcome savings and would also leave room for a younger profile. The legal troubles of the native of Berlin have more widely tarnished his image and his reputation with the public. Found guilty of assault and battery on his ex-companion, Jérôme Boateng was sentenced by German justice last November. For many fans, it is simply no longer worthy to wear the stricken lion crest.

For the moment, only one club would have presented itself to secure the services of the German defender, according to the indiscretions of our colleagues. As a reminder, the contract linking Jérôme Boateng to Olympique Lyonnais will end in June 2023, at the end of the current season. Its market value is estimated at 2 million euros by the specialized site Transfermarkt.

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