Jerome Boateng will leave Bayern Munich this summer after a decade at the club, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed.
The 32-year-old’s contract at Allianz Arena expires at the end of the season and he will be able to sign for another club with a free transfer.
“Jerome’s contract expires this summer. It will not be extended,” said Salihamidzic. Sky in Germany ahead of Bayern’s clash against PSG in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.
“It was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained this to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door – hopefully with titles.”
David Alaba will also leave Bayern this summer when his contract expires, but the German champions have already secured the arrival of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano for next season.
Boateng has played 31 games for Bayern this season, scoring two goals for the Bundesliga leaders.
He initially signed for Bayern in 2011 from Manchester City and won 21 trophies during his time in Germany, twice securing a hat-trick in the League, Cup and Champions League.
Bayern are the current Champions League holders but face a battle to progress after losing their quarter-final first leg 3-2 to PSG on Wednesday.