Earlier this week, Bayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic made an announcement that caused a few raised eyebrows: Jerome Boateng would be leaving.

The 32-year-old has been with the Bundesliga side since 2011, and there was a belief he could stay beyond his current contract following good form, but that won’t be the case.

One club’s loss is another’s gain, however, and it appears that Tottenham could be the ones benefitting from the decision, as José Mourinho appears keen on signing Boateng.

That’s according to Bild journalist Christian Falk, who reported on Friday afternoon that a player like him would be ‘at the top of the list’ for many clubs, including Tottenham.

It’s explained that Mourinho, who isn’t exactly happy with his defensive options in London, ‘would like to strengthen the defence’.

The prospect of a free transfer is certainly handy in Covid-19 times, but Falk warns Tottenham to ‘watch out’, since the defender is also talking to Barcelona.

That being said, Falk did add: “Of course, his lifestyle would fit in wonderfully with London and I think that would be what he would really imagine at the end of his career”.

One to keep an eye on, but adding more experience is certainly something Mourinho will be looking at, and the Bayern Munich man fits that bill.