He was one of a number of players who joined Manchester City last summer in big money transfer deals. However, following just one year at the Eastlands outfit, Jerome Boateng has decided that the Premier League is not for him and he wants a return to Germany as soon as possible.
Despite being versatile across any of the back four positions, Boateng’s preferred position is that of centre half but City boss Roberto Mancini has opted to utilize the 22-year-old mainly on the right side. This has frustrated the German and following interest from Bayern Munich, he says that he now wants to move on and return to his home country.
Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: “I have already told Roberto Mancini that I want to play in central defence and not at full-back.
“Bayern have indicated I will play in the centre. To play there regularly is important for me because I will have a better chance of playing in the national team.
“Bayern are bigger than City, they are one of the top six teams in Europe. To play for them would be an honour.”
His comments follow a fairly successful season for City, who ended the campaign having won the FA Cup and also qualifying for the Champions League.
However, Boateng’s success has been limited and as well as frustrations with his position, he has also struggled with injury. He made just 24 appearances for City and with that, it looks as though he is ready for a fresh start.
Boateng is certainly no stranger to the Bundesliga, having played for both Hertha BSC and Hamburg in recent years. It was during his time at the latter where he really flourished however and after managing to break into the German national squad, he earned a move to Manchester City which was worth over £10m.