Chelsea-linked Jerome Boateng has revealed why he has been surprised over the past few weeks.
During the summer transfer window, Frank Lampard was seeking to add an experienced defender to that back-line as he needed to add some leadership and quality ahead of the new season, and he was heavily linked with a move for Boateng.
However, a despite all the rumours and despite all that speculation, we failed to get a transfer deal done for Boateng and in the end, they opted to bring the brilliant Tiago Silva to the club, and he has proven to be a massive hit with the fans.
But there has been some more reports that the club may opt to make a move to Boateng in the upcoming transfer window to add even more quality to that back-line, especially after they found reports claiming that Bayern were ready to cash in.
Boateng, though, has been taken aback by these claims: “Nobody approached me, nobody spoke to me, I didn’t know anything about it, I was surprised,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung when asked to react to the news.
Boateng has been in the game long enough now to realise that there will always be alot of interest in the media about his future, but we are still shocked to see that we are still linked with the man.
He is not the same player he was just a few seasons ago and we would much prefer that a younger, hungrier and more long-term target was signed