Lyon confirm the free signing of Jerome Boateng

Lyon confirm the free signing of veteran defender Jerome Boateng following his departure from Bayern Munich after 10 years and 25 trophies with the Bundesliga champions

  • Jerome Boateng has joined Lyon on a free transfer from Bayern Munich
  • The centre back failed to agree an extension to his deal at the Allianz Arena
  • Boateng will now ply his trade in France after 10 trophy-laden years in Germany
  • The German defender signed a contract with Lyon until 2023 on deadline day 

Lyon have announced the signing of former Bayern Munich centre back Jerome Boateng on a free transfer.

Boateng, 32, failed to agree an extension to his deal at the Allianz Arena and the ex-Manchester City man will now ply his trade in France after 10 trophy-laden years in Germany. 

The German completed a medical on deadline day ahead of signing a contract until 2023, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano. 

Lyon have announced the signing of former Bayern Munich centre back Jerome Boateng

Boateng joined Lyon on a free transfer after failing to agree a contract extension at Bayern

The defender arrives in Lyon having won every major trophy available to him in Germany following his arrival in 2011.

He won the 2013 and 2020 Champions League, nine Bundesliga titles and five German cups during his stay in Bavaria.

He also added two FIFA Club World Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and five German Super Cups to his haul.

And, Lyon’s announcement video didn’t fail to highlight his achievements.  

Bayern have already appointed Boateng’s successor after singing RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano earlier this summer. 

The centre back (left)  is well decorated having won 16 trophies at Bayern and a World Cup 


Bayern signed Dayot Upamecano (right) from RB Leipzig this summer to replace Boateng

Boateng’s arrival at the Groupama Stadium is believed to be Lyon’s way of bolstering their defence after Marcelo was demoted to the reserves for attitude issues. 

The former German international had attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. 

Serie A outfit Roma were also linked with a move for Boateng which would have seen him join up with Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital.  




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