‘Looking back feels unreal … I am so grateful to have won everything’: Jerome Boateng writes an open letter looking back on his time at Bayern Munich as he says goodbye after 10 seasons full of trophies
- Jerome Boateng is leaving Bayern after 10 years of unprecedented success
- The 32-year-old has won nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues
- It is not yet known where the defender will play in the 2021-22 season
Jerome Boateng has written an open letter to Bayern Munich supporters as he lowers the curtain on his time at the club.
The 32-year-old German international leaves the Bundesliga champion after his contract expires after a 10-year trophy with the German giants.
And Boateng has paid tribute to his relationship with the club’s supporters as he prepares for new pastures.
Jerome Boateng has written an open letter to Bayern Munich fans before his departure
Boateng, 32, is leaving the German champion after spending 10 years in Munich
Boateng wrote in a letter published on his social media on Thursday: ‘There are many pages to fill as we look back on ten years at FC Bayern.
‘When I got here, my goal was to compete against the world’s (sic) best, play in the Champions League and become a starter at the club. But to be honest, I could never have dreamed of everything we have achieved in the past ten years.
Looking back at the time now somehow feels unreal. I’ve had the chance to work with so much talent, so many great characters on and off the field. I am more than grateful that I had the chance to do this and win it all.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me all these years, through ups and downs, through times of injuries, when maybe not everyone believed in me and some already wrote me off.
Boateng has won no fewer than nine Bundesliga titles during his career with Bayern
‘I have received so many messages and wishes in the last few days that really overwhelmed me. Thank you very much to all of you. I will be forever grateful for the love and support you have given me.
Munich became my second home and it will remain in my heart forever. I am excited for my next chapter. Sincerely, Jerome Boateng. ‘
Boateng has won nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions League titles in his time with the club.
His next move has not yet been announced, but he has been linked with teams in England, Spain and Italy, according to German publication SPOX.