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Why Jerome Boateng would be the perfect PSG signing

Charlie Dear | 1 August 2018

Bayern defender looks Paris-bound

Jerome Boateng’s club career has looked in limbo this summer. And that compounded by a dismal showing from Germany at the World Cup.

This has left him longing for a refresh and a new direction. Manchester United were mooted for much of the summer.

But now it seems Paris Saint-Germain are ready to wrestle him away from the clutches of the Premier League.

The Coral News Team take a look at how he could adapt to playing in the French capital…

Seasoned professional

Long gone are the days Boateng struggled to get into Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City side.

He was often deployed at right back in England. But his calmness and poise in possession proved he’d blossom at the heart of the defence.

Since then, he’s become the assured professional that’s featured in multiple FIFA World XIs and UEFA Teams of the Year.

The changing tactics of recent managers Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Jupp Heynckes has meant he’s often been in and out of the first eleven in recent years.

Now with new manager Niko Kovac looking to go with a younger core of players, this looks like the time to head for pastures new for the 29-year-old.

Big game player

Reports suggest Boateng has already agreed terms at the Parc des Princes.

Manager Thomas Tuchel will be bringing in a player with vast experience and the honours to show for it.

The former Hamburg man has won the Champions League, the World Cup and is a six-time Bundesliga winner.

PSG skipper Thiago Silva is now 33-years-old but Boeteng would provide the perfect blend of experience and longevity.

The club have high hopes for Marquinhos. And World Cup winner Presnel Kimpembe will be the future. But Les Parisiens need someone for the here and now.

Boateng will want to show he can win big in another league and go all the way in Europe yet again.

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