Lyon signs Bayern Munich defender Boateng on a free transfer

The 2014 World Cup winner with Germany has signed a two-year contract at the Ligue 1 side.

File Photo: Jerome Boateng spent 10 years at Bayern Munich after joining from Manchester City in 2011, winning nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions League trophies.   -  AP

Olympique Lyonnais has completed the signing of centre back Jerome Boateng on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, the French club said on Wednesday.

The 2014 World Cup winner with Germany has signed a two-year contract at the Ligue 1 side.

 

The 32-year-old spent 10 years at Bayern after joining from Manchester City in 2011, winning nine Bundesliga titles and two Champions League trophies.

"I want to give my best for this club. I am looking forward to meeting my team mates. This is a quality squad with young players, to which I can bring my experience," said Boateng, who featured in 29 league games for Bayern last season.

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"I had received other offers, but it was important for me to have a good feeling about the club where I signed and to have a project to join."

Lyon, with a win and two draws from five games, is ninth in the Ligue 1 table.

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