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Ghanaian-German football star Jerome Boateng joins LASK

Jerome Boateng joins LASKAfrican footballers. Austrian club LASK has signed former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. The 35-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract, staying with the club until summer 2026.

Boateng has had a notable career with clubs like Hertha BSC, Hamburger SV, Manchester City, and FC Bayern Munich, where he played 363 matches, including 85 in the Champions League. He also played for Olympique Lyon and Salernitana.
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LASK CEO Dr. Siegmund Gruber expressed his excitement, saying, “It’s incredible that we could bring Jerome Boateng, an exceptional player, to LASK.”
Radovan Vujanovic, LASK’s Managing Director of Sports, added, “It’s a great honor for us that a player of his class has chosen us, showing our development as a club.”

Though eligible to play for Ghana, Boateng played for the German national team, winning the 2014 World Cup and the FIFA Confederation Cup. His brother, Kevin-Prince Boateng, played for Ghana and helped them reach the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals. This signing is a big step for LASK, showing the club’s ambition and progress in attracting top players.

More about Jerome Boateng

Jérôme Agyenim Boateng (born 3 September 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays for Austrian Bundesliga club LASK. Boateng began his career at Hertha BSC, advancing from the youth team to the first team. He then moved to Hamburger SV, where he became a key player and helped the club reach two UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

After a season with Manchester City in England, he joined Bayern Munich in 2011, where he won numerous domestic and European titles, including the treble in the 2012–13 and 2019–20 seasons. After his contract ended on 30 June 2021, he signed with Lyon and later played for Salernitana in Italy.

Boateng was part of the Germany under-21 team that won the 2009 Euro U-21 Championship and was soon called up to the senior national team. He has earned over 70 caps and played in UEFA Euro 2012, Euro 2016, the 2010 World Cup, 2014 World Cup, and 2018 World Cup. He was a crucial player in Germany’s 2014 World Cup victory.

In 2019, Boateng began a relationship with Polish-born model Kasia Lenhardt. In February 2021, after Lenhardt crashed Boateng’s Mini Cooper and was charged with driving under the influence, the two publicly announced their separation following a heated dispute. Boateng accused Lenhardt of sabotaging his previous relationship and blackmailing him to stay with her. One week after their breakup, on 10 February, Lenhardt was found dead in a Berlin apartment, with investigators suspecting suicide. At the time, Boateng was in Qatar playing in the FIFA Club World Cup with Bayern Munich and left the country due to personal reasons.
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