According to reports in German media outlet Sport Bild, Bayern Munich are ready to sell centre-back Jerome Boateng this summer if they receive an offer of between €50-60m (£44-£53m) for the Germany international, and Manchester United fans have been quick to react to the rumour that they are said to be one of the interested clubs.
Sport Bild says that while the Bundesliga champions aren’t actively looking to sell the 29-year-old they will for the right price, and they say the likes of United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain could all be potential destinations or the defender.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho certainly wants to add a new centre-back to his squad this summer having been heavily linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld, although Boateng could prove to be a cheaper alternative – especially after a poor performance for Germany in their shock 1-0 World Cup 2018 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.
Man United supporters, who want their club to re-sign a popular £13.5m-rated star following his opening World Cup display, took to social media to give their thoughts on the link, and while one said the club would be “buying another Phil Jones”, another said they “would love him at United”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So you saw one game, which was Germany vs Mexico. And you say no based on that? I disagree, would love him at United. He's got experience from winning CL, world cup and multiple league titles. Compared to Toby. If we get Toby or JB, either way i would be happy.
— Ørjan🇾🇪 (@orjden2) June 20, 2018
No the German Phil Jones
— Dalot_fc (@oskarlad2002) June 20, 2018
Wud be great replacement for Smalling
— Gemini MUFC (@DuffleBagFresh) June 20, 2018
He was awful against Mexico the other night
— FredMatic (@lintoelnino) June 20, 2018
42m pounds for Boeteng is a much better deal than 75m for alderweireld. Both are injury prone but at 30m less it will make more sense for us to get Jerome, who is a born winner and a natural leader.
— becks (@evertonbd) June 19, 2018
— Ronnie 💯 (@Meticulous31) June 20, 2018
Both, always injured. Buying another Phil Jones.
— FergieTime™️ (@SSIIIIUUUU) June 20, 2018