Jerome Boateng has expressed his delight to stay at Bayern Munich after months of transfer speculation.
Boateng now feels appreciated at the club again under current manager Hansi Flick.
The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena for some time, with Arsenal and Chelsea among the clubs touted as possible destinations.
"Before Hansi Flick, I was already thinking about my future,” Boateng admitted to Welt am Sonntag. “At the moment I feel good and can imagine that I will stay. My focus is totally on Bayern and the current season.
"I need the trust of the coach and his coaching team. I have it again. Even before the time with Hansi Flick, I trained well and hard, but I was not allowed to play and never had the chance to get into my rhythm. It is difficult for every player.
"Hansi Flick told me right from the start that he was planning with me and appreciated my qualities. Now I’m really enjoying football again."