Very efficient at the end of the season, AS Monaco is already preparing for the 2021/2022 exercise. And obviously, Niko Kovac intends to use his relations in Germany to strengthen the Principality’s club. Former Bayern Munich coach, the Croatian coach had already targeted German goalkeeper Alexander Nübel. Kovac knows that the Bayern player no longer wants to play Manuel Neuer’s understudies and that a two-year loan is possible.
But according to France Football, the asemist technician has other targets on the other side of the Rhine. Besides Nübel, the ASM would target another goalkeeper: the Swiss Roman Bürki. The 30-year-old has played at Borussia Dortmund since the 2015/2016 season. Tenured 16 times in the Bundesliga, the Helvète would like to have a better playing time. Under contract until 2023, Bürki would be transferable in exchange for a check of 5 M €. But that’s not all.
FF quickdraw by ensuring that a much more high-sounding name in German football could land on the Rock. Aged 32 and after ten years at Bayern Munich, Jérôme Boateng would also be in the sights of Monaco! Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić announced last month the departure of the 2014 world champion. “I spoke to Jérôme. His contract is expiring and will not be renewed. It was a joint decision of the club management and the coach (Hansi Flick) is also involved ”.
Boateng had scratched Kovac
Free to find a new club, Boateng, whose name circulates on the side of Tottenham, has the advantage of being an experienced player available at a lower cost on the market. According to the weekly, he could replace Benoît Badiashile. But beware, if Boateng is recruited, it should be remembered that the defender had made not particularly pleasant remarks against Kovac, when the Croatian was fired from Bayern.
“I have always fought in recent years, even if the support of the former coach (Niko Kovac) or other people was not there. I need the confidence of the coach and his staff. I still have that. Even the induction of Hansi Flick, I trained well and hard, but I was not allowed to play. “ Did the two men bury the hatchet?